A loan of $725 helped to buy beverages wholesale.

Nellina's story

Nellina, 59, is a happy and friendly woman. She's also very hardworking and very much wants to get ahead. She's married and has four adult children. She lives comfortably in her own house with her spouse, a daughter, and her grandchildren.

Nellina's job is selling beer and different brands and flavors of soda. She acquires the products she sells to her customers in cash and sells them at home to her neighbors and passersby who are her regular customers. She has worked in this business for more than 10 years and up to now has only had the occasional help of her daughter, who waits on customers when Nellina's not home.

She thinks her business is profitable because of how quickly she sells her products. She likes her job because she can organize her spare time to do some household activities. She's also happy about the daily income she earns, with which she can help her husband pay for the household expenses.

Currently Nellina will request 2,000 soles [PEN]. She's very happy to know she'll have some financial support because she'll be certain of making progress with her business. She also promises to make her payments punctually.

She'll invest the requested amount in various brands of soda and beer to stock her store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall.

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