A loan of $725 helped purchase products like cookies and candy for her store.

Julia's story

Julia is 38 years old. She has three children. They live with her in her own house made of adobe. In the past, Julia farmed cacao and coffee. However, in order to be closer to her children, she decided to open a small business in the door of her home. She currently sells candy, beverages and other items close to a school. Recently, she started to sell icepops and other cold drinks thanks to the purchase of a refrigerator from the previous loan. So that she does not neglect her plots of land, she has decided to rent them to other farmers. This decision also generates earnings. One of her main objectives is to open a grocery store in order to start selling supplies and earn more income. With this, she can continue supporting her children economically and they can continue studying. She considers her family’s education to be the greatest investment she can make. This is her second loan with Kiva, she is happy about the loan she received. Thanks to the loan, she will continue with her work plans. With the loan amount of 2000 soles, she will purchase wholesale products like cookies, candies, soft drinks and other items.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Jackson

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