A loan of $700 helped to fruit and plantains wholesale..


Lucia's story

Lucia is 38 years old. She is married to Esteban, who is a taxi driver. She lives with her spouse and two minor children, aged 13 and 7. She owns her own home which she bought with her husband's help. Lucia's job is selling juices and plantains at a stall located in her local market. She has been doing this activity for about 2 years and during that time she has become known in the area. She does this activity alone and she always does it with a lot of enthusiasm. What she likes about her job is it allows her to have some income that gives her the peace of mind of being to offer her children the best. It is profitable and she likes to socialize. This would be loan number 04 with Kiva. She is grateful for the financial support that she is getting to advance in her business. With the loan of 1,800 nuevos soles, she will buy products such as plantains and fruit to expand her business, buying in larger quantities to have lower prices and more demand and better profits.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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