A loan of $850 helped to buy potato chips, tostitos, sodas, water, energizer drinks, etc.

Verónica Patricia's story

In the city of Charapoto the San Esteban credit group meets every two weeks. This town is known for its traditional culture and is also only a few minutes from two of the best beaches of the province, San Jacinto and San Clemente.

Here lives Verónica. She is 34 years old, married and from that marriage her a beautiful 7 year old daughter. She goes to a local school. Her husband works in a public institution.

Verónica is a contract teacher at a school in San Jacinto, but she also has her own snack bar where she sells pastries, ice cream, sodas, water, snacks and more. She has a small locale at a gas station in Charapoto, where she also offers a telephone service. She has had her business for more than seven years and it has gone well for her.

This loan is to buy potato chips, tostitos, sodas, water, energizer drinks and more. She has been in the credit group for 6 years already and she likes it because of the help the loans give.

Her goals are to have her own house and locale, since she rents.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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