A loan of $175 helped to purchase more groceries and school supplies.

Flor Jovina's story

Señora Flor Jovina M. L. is 35 and lives in the town of Milán, in the district of Salpo, in the province of Otuzco, in the department of La Libertad, Peru. She studied through her first year of secondary school and abandoned her studies because she got married very young and had to dedicate herself to her home. She has six children, five of whom still depend on her economically. Flor has a grocery store. At first she helped her husband buy and sell animals until she decided to sell her animals and open a grocery store. She opened it five years ago but later put it on hold for one year because she got sick. She started it again and has her store in her house. With her first credit of 300 soles, which she received from her communal bank, "Mujeres Trabajadoras" (Hard-Working Women), she invested in the purchase of groceries for her store. With this credit of 500 soles, which will be repaid in 4 months, she will invest in the purchase of groceries and school supplies. Flor has the great dream of seeing her children become professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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