A loan of $400 helped buy carbonated drinks.

Amelia's story

Amelia is 54 years old and is a single mother of 4 children. She lives with them in her own house. Amelia works selling carbonated drinks of various flavors and brands, which was made possible when she bought a refrigerator with her savings and set it up in her house. From there, she serves her customers in a friendly and cordial manner, since she knows that by doing so she will gain their loyalty.

She works alone and it has been going well for her. She has been doing this for 30 years. In addition to selling drinks, she also sells food. She considers her business very worthwhile due to the profits it brings her and the constant consumption of carbonated drinks.

At this time, she asks for 1,000 sols (US$400). She is very glad knowing that she will have financial support, since she will feel more secure that she can advance her business. She will invest the money that she's asking for to buy carbonated drinks of various brands and sizes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick Bales

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