A loan of $900 helped to stock her store with Christmas items such as panettones, wines and Christmans light decorations.

Leonilda's story

Leonilda is 48 years old. She lives with her husband and child in the rural Playa Azul settlement in the Colasay district. The population here works in agriculture, commerce, and animal husbandry. This area is 2 hours from Jaen province in the Cajamarca region, in the northern highlands of Peru

Leonilda has a small store where she sells consumer staples such as milk, beans, and rice. She has requested a loan of 2,500 Peruvian soles to buy inventory for the Christmas season such as panettones, wine, Christmas light decorations, and other products. This way, she can generate more income for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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