A loan of $825 helped to buy carbonated beverages in bulk.

Lilia's story

Lilia, who is 60 years old, is a happy and hardworking women. She is married and has three children, of whom two are older and independent. She only lives with one of them in her own house.

Lilia's work is selling carbonated beverages, such as sodas of different flavors and different brands of beer. She has a source of soda in her house which she uses to sell her products. She has been working in this business for five years and does it with her son, who helps her in everything he can.

What she likes about her work is that she has income and moves around everyday. She also has time to do different activities, which goes well because of the high temperatures in the city.

She hopes to be able to increase the variety of her products and thus be able to once again have the income she had before. In this opportunity, she is asking for a loan of 2300 soles ($825). She feels very grateful for the financial support she receives to get ahead, and she also promises to pay her shares in a punctual manner.

With the money asked for, she will buy more carbonated beverages, such as different flavored sodas and different brands of beer to sell, as there are several promotions where one can buy in a higher quantity and receive a lower price.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rachel Alexander

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