A loan of $200 helped to buy newpapers to sell to her customers.

Mary's story

Mary is 53 years old. She is married and lives in her own house together with her husband and only child. Mary sells newspapers, which require her to get up very early in the morning so she can buy newspapers which she then sells in her stand in a well-known market. She has been doing this job for 10 years, so now people know her and she has regular customers. Her son helps her run the stand.

She likes her job as it has enabled her to bring up her son through the years she has been running the business. She plans to renovate the house and build new rooms to rent. This will be her first loan with Kiva and she is eagerly waiting to work together with you in order to push on with her goals. She will invest the 500 nuevos soles in buying newspapers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Hewitt

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