A loan of $550 helped to buy soft drinks, rice, sugar, and more to sell.

Luz's story

Luz is 34 years old. She is married and is the mother of 4 children, with whom she live in her own home. Luz works selling soft drinks, bottled water and general food products such as rice, sugar, oil, milk, pasta, flour and more. She transports all of these products to sell in the nearby communities located on the riverbanks and in areas far from the city and she stays there for several days until she has sold all of her merchandise. With the help of her husband, she started this business 3 years ago. Before starting it her income wasn't enough to cover her children's needs. Now that she has seen the good results she is getting, she is thinking of increasing her sales volume. At this time, she will ask for S/. 1500. She is very happy to know she will have financial support, since this way she will feel secure going ahead with her business. On the other hand, she is committed once more to making all of her payments on time. With the amount she has asked for, she will buy soft drinks, rice, food products and more to sen to the riverside communities to sell.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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