A loan of $1,075 helped to buy grocery items like sugar, rice, milk and vegetable stews to stock his business.

Tomas De La Cruz's story

Tomas de la Cruz is 56 years old. He lives with his wife in Nueva Arica, an area characterized by the business of small animals and rice growing. It is an hour from the city of Chiclayo on the coast of northern Peru.

He has a store where he offers all types of groceries and vegetables. His wife helps him with this work and his business is located at his house. In the after noon, Tomas de la Cruz does farm work. He has asked for a loan of 3,000 nuevos soles to buy grocery items to stock his business and in this way obtain more income for his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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