A loan of $1,275 helped to buy spare parts and carbonated beverages.

Yelena's story

Yelena, 40 years old, is married and has a 6-year-old son, with whom she lives in her own house. Yelena's work is selling cold carbonated beverages, such as soft drinks of different flavors and different brands of beer. She also has a motorcycle taxi that she rents and for which she receives good payment. She has been doing these activities for just two years, and she has the support of her partner. What she likes about her work is that she works alongside her son. She can care for him and help with his schoolwork in her free time. Her house is located in a strategic spot, and because of this she has customers every day and all the time. This generates good sales and good earnings for her. She hopes to be able to maintain her business, since she feels comfortable with what she has. This will be her 6th loan with Kiva, so she is asking for your collaboration so she can carry out her plans. She is very happy to know that she will have financial support to continue with her work. With the amount requested of 3500 soles, she will buy spare parts for her motorcycle taxi as well as drinks for her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat

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