A loan of $725 helped to buy sacks of rice and packages of soft-drinks.

Reyna's story

Reyna, 35, is the mother of two children she lives with in a wooden house. When she was young and had her first daughter she left field work aside and she and her husband opened a grocery store at home so she could care for her little daughter while generating income of her own.

When she started out she set up some wood shelving and bought a little merchandise to try her luck and after a few days managed to sell it immediately. This motivated her to go into the business more and to stock it with more merchandise to improve her profits.

Her customers who are her neighbors and friends visit her day to day; she offers them basic staple food items like rice, flour and snacks, among others. To earn higher profits she buys the merchandise she offers at wholesale getting better prices and to keep her store stocked always.

This is her second Kiva loan and she feels grateful for the financial support she receives to continue forward; she commits to make her payments punctually. On this occasion, she’d like to have 2,000 new soles to buy sacks of rice and packages of soft-drinks which are in high demand in her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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