A loan of $375 helped to purchase snacks like candies, gum, cookies, and others.


Sheila's story

Sheila, who is 36 years old, is a tenacious and enterprising woman. She is married and has three children with whom she lives in her parents' house.

Sheila's business is the sale of a variety of snacks like gum, candy, cookies, chocolates, lollipops, juices, desserts, and others. She has a shop that she rents on a monthly basis in a busy part of the city. She restocks her products weekly, investing large sums of money. She has been in this business for more than seven years, and sometimes she gets help from her husband. At the same time, she also works as a drink distributor.

What she likes about her business is that she is able to have her own income, which allows her to afford what she needs and contribute to some of the household expenses. She feels very happy carrying out her work because she feels useful to society, even though she has wanted to give up out of fatigue many times; however, she always renews her energy and continues working with great optimism.

At this time, she is requesting 1000 nuevos soles [PEN]; she appreciates the opportunity and the trust she has been granted to receive this loan. For her part, she promises to make her payments in a punctual manner. With the requested loan, she will buy more snacks like candy, corn flakes, gum, cookies, pastries, and more.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey


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