A loan of $825 helped purchase of snaks and softdrinks.

Sofia's story

Sofia is a 33 year old single mother who finished elementary school. She has a 13 year old daughter, and she lives in the Ampatiri neighborhood in the Pomata district of the Chuchito Puno province. She is a partner in the Buenavista community bank in Chacachaca. With her first loan of 300 soles, Sofia purchased snacks (cookies, chocolates, and candies). She has worked selling snacks since she was 15 years old. Her daughter was born when she was 20, and she left school to concentrate on work. With this 2,500 sol loan which will be repaid in 3 payments,she will purchase a variety of soft drinks for 2000 soles, and while using 500 soles to purchase snacks. her goal is to open a soft drink stand in the downtown area of Chacachaca, selling in bulk and retail amounts. She also hopes that her daughter will study and become a professional.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer James Comstock

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