A loan of $650 helped purchase of cupcakes, cakes, ring cakes, Swiss rolls, soft drinks, etc.


Santos's story

Mrs. Santos belongs to the Las Violetas (The Violets) Village Bank and lives in the City of Rioja in Nueva Cajamarca, San Martin, Peru. She sells sweets such as sweet baked ring cakes, cakes, and sweet breads. She sells on the corner of the market since it is a high-traffic area.

With this $650 loan which she will repay in 6 months, she will purchase sweets such as cupcakes, cakes, ring cakes, Swiss rolls, and other types of sweets; she will also buy beverages like different flavors, sizes and brands of soft drinks in order to meet the demands of her customers.

Mrs. Santos is 40 years old and the mother of 6 children. She is separated from her spouse and lives with her youngest two children who inspire her to keep working. Her goal is to stock her shop that she recently purchased in one of the city markets.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Scott Crandall


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