A loan of $300 helped to buy ingredients like flour and butter.

Jessica's story

Jessica, 33, is married living in her own house with her husband and two children. Jessica works selling varied Peruvian desserts like rice pudding, flan, among others. She prepares a different dessert each day using the best ingredients and the freshest fruit she gets in the city’s main market. She does her selling from a small table in front of her house. She’s been in this business for five years and has always worked alone. Although she does very well now she does recognize that at the beginning she had many difficulties. She’s very happy because the work’s profitability made it possible for her to make many changes for the better in the living conditions at home. She likes what she does very much; she enjoys chatting with her customers and later on wants to have a store or soda fountain where she can sell a wider variety of desserts and complement them with ice-cream made of regional fruit.

On this occasion she will ask for 800 soles. She’s very happy to know that she will have economic back-up to continue meeting her goals. She commits to be a very punctual member with each one of her payments. She will use the requested amount to buy fruit, flour, butter, milk, eggs and other ingredients she needs to continue making her desserts.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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