A loan of $550 helped to buy vegetables at wholesale.

Juana's story

Juana, 63, is an admirable woman. She’s been a widow for 22 years and has three children; only one of them still lives with her in her own house. Despite raising her children alone, she’s still as strong as ever.

Juana went into selling vegetables. Her work is demanding because she must travel to different places on strategic days because her sales take place in various street markets. She also relates that she has a place of her own in the city market where she also sells her products. On the other hand, her youngest son who works in construction building houses gives her some support.

She’d like to open a business now that will make it possible for her to support herself worry-free for the rest of her life. This will be her fourth Kiva loan and she’s happy with the financial support she’ll get to continue forward. She will use the 1,500 soles to buy vegetables at wholesale.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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