A loan of $375 helped to buy fresh vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, and others.


Sofia's story

Sofía, age 32, is married and has four children. They live together comfortably in their own house. Sofía sells diverse varieties of fresh vegetables. She has a vehicle for transportation. She sells in an itinerant manner at the main market in the city and, in some cases, she sells in outlying areas. She provides good service, which has helped her win over her customers. She has support from her husband. He drives the van while she attracts the customers with her powerful voice. She has been doing this business activity for over one year, and it is going very well for her. She likes this business because it generates income that the family needs. She also likes it because she feels comfortable being engaged in a work activity with which she feels like a productive person. Before that, she was not able to find employment. She will now request 1,000 soles. She is grateful to all of the people that make this loan possible so that she is able to firm up her plans. She will use the requested loan to buy fresh vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, and others.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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