A loan of $1,075 helped to buy groceries and a display case for her home based store.

Maria Vanessa's story

María Vanessa is 31 years old. She lives with her husband and her four children in Cayaltí, a community dedicated to growing sugar cane, rice, and coffee. It is two hours from the city of Chiclayo on the northern coast of Peru.

She has a little store, located in her own home and the income she receives helps support her husband who works as a laborer. María Vanesa has requested a loan of 3,000 soles to buy various groceries and a showcase to exhibit her products so she can generate additional income for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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