A loan of $1,150 helped to buy products, such as rice, sugar, and noodles, among other things.

Justina's story

56-year-old Justina is married and lives with her husband in their own house. Justina makes a living by selling food products, and her shop in the city of Tarma is visited a lot. She opens her shop very early in the morning in the hope that her customers come to buy the things that they need. She is a very joyful and attentive vendor, as she always receives her customers with a smile and is ready to help them with their purchases, but a year ago she closed her business in order to attend to her crops and she had a great harvest. She says that what she likes most about her work is conversing with her customers. She has spent 27 years in this business and thinks that it is the right time to reopen her business. With time, she will widen her store and fill it with more merchandise in order to offer her customers a greater variety of products. This is her second loan with Kiva. She is grateful for the opportunity that was given to her to progress because she improved her standard of living, which is why she promises to make her repayments on time.

Justina will invest 3000 PEN in purchasing various staple products, such as rice, sugar, and noodles, among other things, so she can reopen her store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eloise Minogue

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