A loan of $375 helped to buy plátanos wholesale.

Dora's story

Dora, 20 years old, is married, she is mother to a 3 year old child, with whom she lives in her own home. Dora's work involves buying bunches of plátanos (a fruit similar to bananas) from communities around the city. She then sells them from home and on some occasions she sells them on the street, to her neighbours, friends and family. She always has fresh plátanos of very good quality. She has been working in this job for the past 3 years, and her husband helps her with distribution in the city. What she likes about this job is that she can earn extra income and improve her household earnings. She considers the job profitable because there is very good demand for her produce. She hopes that her workload will grow and it is helping to improve many aspects of her life. This will be her second loan with Kiva and she is very thankful to the institution for its support as it provides greater capital with which she can purchase products in greater quantities. With the amount requested (S/. 1000 soles), she will buy plátanos wholesale and then resell them.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alan Jones

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