A loan of $200 helped purchase merchandise for her store.

America's story

America has always been a hard-working woman. She began working in her hometown, Cerro de Pasco, in the mountains of Peru, selling vegetables in a market.

Nevertheless, when she had to move to Lima with her family, she had to give up that job. Once they were settled in the capital, she started another business. This time she didn't want to sell on the street so, taking a bit more of a risk, she invested in a small storefront.

The store is five years old now, and thanks to her and to the efforts of her husband, who works as a bus driver, they are able to maintain their home day to day. Thanks to both their efforts, they have also managed to build a house and educate their children.

On the other hand, in addition to running the store, America would like to open a grocery stall in the market near her house when she has the opportunity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg

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