A loan of $975 helped to buy pipes, nails, metal bars, and more.

Lola's story

Lola, 36, has been married to Daniel for seven years. They have two children, ages 7 and 2. They live in their own house, which she was able to build with the unconditional support of her husband. Lola sells building materials and supplies, among other items, from an air-conditioned space in her home. She started this business four years ago with her husband. She works all day, and her profits are encouraging. She is happy that her business generates money to pay her household expenses and to pay for her children's education. They are her main inspiration to keep working; she wants to provide them with a better life. The other good thing about her business is that her products are not perishable and are easily stored.

Lola plans to stock more items and to open another location. This is her 6th loan cycle with Kiva. She thanks those who have made loans, as they have let her meet her goals. She promises to make her payments on time. She will use the loan of S/.2500 soles to buy merchandise for her hardware store: connecting water pipes and drains, nails, and metal bar. She will also buy plywood, a product her customers are asking for.

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