A loan of $550 helped to buy potatoes and vegetables to sell.


Flor's story

Flor is 36 years old. She is a hardworking woman. She lives with her husband, Jaime, with whom she has 2 children. She cares for then in the house she has rented for 4 years. She already has 2 years experience selling food. Her work starts in the early morning hours. At dawn she visits the central market, where she buys different vegetables and potatoes from the wholesale merchants to later sell in the food market that is held in the city on Wednesdays and Sundays. After buying the food she arranges it and and starts to sell by the kilo to the townspeople, thus getting a better price. It is going very well for her at work because she makes good profits that helps her to cover her expenses. Since she is a hardworking woman the other days of the week she works as a laborer in different crops where she makes money daily. This is her second Kiva loan and she promises to make her payments on time.

Flor will invest the S/.1500 soles in buying potatoes and vegetables in bulk to sell.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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