A loan of $1,375 helped to buy eggs, yogurt, juices, flour, and other items.

Belen's story

Belén, 55 years old, is married to Walter. They have four adult children who are now independent. Belén and Walter live together in a house they own. Belén runs a small store out of her home, from which she sells soft drinks, flour, candy, juice, eggs and other bottled items. She has a wide display window where she advertises all the items she has for sale. Every two weeks, she also brings this merchandise to bordering towns on the shore of the rivers. These trips can last up to a week. Belén works with her husband's help: he is in charge of moving all the heavy merchandise. Belén has worked in this business for 11 years and has been very successful. She also owns a motor taxi that she rents out to drivers daily. In the last 11 years, Belén has learned a lot and advanced her business because she enjoys the satisfaction of earning her own money and being able to make her own schedule. She is very happy to be working alongside her husband and to help secure their financial situation.

Belén is requesting a loan of 3,800 Peruvian soles. She is very grateful to everyone who has made this opportunity possible because she needs it to achieve her work-related goals. Belén will use this loan to buy various products to sell in bordering towns such as eggs, yogurt, juice, flour, rice, soft drinks, and other items.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven

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