A loan of $200 helped to purchase ingredients like rice, vegetables, and meat.


Betsy's story

Betsy, who is 30 years old, is an optimistic, hardworking woman. She loves the family that she has built with her partner. Together, they have three young children who inspire her to improve herself each day. She lives with her family in her own home, which they built on her mother's land. Each day, she wakes up with a desire to do things well so that she can improve her quality of life. Betsy sells food for a living. Every day, she makes the most delicious regional dishes that delight her customers' palates. Her workday begins at 7 am, when she purchases all of the ingredients that she needs. With these ingredients, she cooks all day until it is time to tend to her customers at the end of the afternoon. She sells the food from the sidewalk at her house. Here, she has a couple of tables, a stove, and everything that she prepares for her customers. She has been working in this business for more than seven years, and she is assisted by her mother. She likes her job because she likes to be independent and make her own schedule. At this time, she is requesting 500 nuevos soles. She is thankful for the opportunity and for the trust that lenders have placed in her so that she can receive this loan. She also promises to make her payments on time. With this loan, she will purchase supplies and ingredients like rice, vegetables, and meat.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meghan Rishel


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