A loan of $725 helped to buy sheets, soap, and other products for her hotel.

Vilma's story

Vilma, 33, is a single mother of two daughters who live with her in her own home. Vilma has had a hotel for three years. Initially, she had doubts about opening her business, which is why she decided to rent to third parties. However, after she saw that it was possible to personally manage the business, she decided to take control of it and work to make it grow. Every day, she has to be on-call, including the early hours of the morning, to check in travelers and other visitors who are in her area looking for accommodations. Despite this, she is happy with the business because it allows her to almost always be with her daughters.

She likes to constantly make improvements to her business such as repainting and switching out sheets and furniture often. This is Vilma's second loan with Kiva and she is grateful for the financial support she is receiving to keep moving forward. She also promises to make her payments punctually. Currently, she is requesting 2,00 nuevo soles to buy sheets, soap, and other products for her hotel.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske

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