A loan of $725 helped to buy merchandise.

Nelli Tolentina's story

Nelli is 64 years old and live in the city of Huaraz, in the district of Carhuaz, with her son who she loves and who is the main focus of her life. She is a friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic person who puts in a lot of effort to make life better for her family. Unfortunately due to lack of resources and needing to work from a young age she was not able to study for the professional career in education which she wanted. Working on her own initiative, Nelli runs a small grocery store. She works for around 10 hours every day and believes things are going well for her because of her hard work and determination.

Nelli is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since the help she is given enables her to buy a larger quantity of groceries and drinks. By doing this she will keep her business better stocked and serve more customers. She will carry on working hard to achieve her biggest dream of having a house of her own.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally

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