A loan of $1,100 helped to buy fuel.

Nelva's story

Nelva is 38 years old and she is married to Luis. They have a daughter whom the love and raise in the house they own. Nelva is a charismatic woman with initiative. Two years ago, she started a business selling oil and gas on the main street in her town, where she rented a small space. According to her, she sells an average of S/. 480 nuevos soles at a maximum, since there aren't a lot of taps in the area. In her free time. she also knits small wool hats which she sells to intermediaries who constantly visit her. But her main objective is consolidating her business activity. “Per week I get about 3 cylinders of gasoline and another 2 of oil and if I sell those in 7 days, it has gone well for me.", she says. The business doesn't stop, since vehicle traffic doesn't stop. That is why she needs your help to acquire more merchandise and continue to be successful in the business. This is her third loan with Kiva and she is grateful for the financial help she is receiving to continue ahead. She is also committed to making her payments on time. Nelva will invest the money in buying more gasoline and if there is enough money she will buy skeins of wool to keep knitting.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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