A loan of $775 helped to buy slft drinks.

Lilian's story

Lilian is 28 years old, married to Jorge, and lives comfortably in a home of her own with her parents, her husband, two brothers, and her nephew. Lilian sells soft drinks of different brands and flavors. She also sells grilled meats in front of her house on Saturdays. She buys her soft drinks for cash and sells them from her home to her neighbors and passers-by who are her steady customers. She has been doing this for more than three years and her brother helps her occasionally. He takes care of customers when she is away from home.

She had some difficulty because of the financial conditions in her home, but she was precarious, studied, and then looked for work and started her business. She enjoys the income, having an occupation, and also being able to be in the comfort of her home and having spare time to do other things.

She plans to create a business and begin selling men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing. This will be her third Kiva loan and she is very excited and grateful for the financial backing that will allow her to continue to work.

She will use the 2,000 PEN she is asking for to buy soft drinks of different brands and flavors in quantity. She will also buy beer and other drinks.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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