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A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase sweets and cookies in bulk.


Lineth Yvana's story

Lineth is 34 years old and has a son who is four years old. She lives in the Primavera area. Lineth sells a variety of sweets in her stall located in the same area where she lives. This loan is her first sequence in the institution. Lineth will use this loan to buy a variety of sweets and cookies to supply her business and thus provide variety of products for her customers.

The reason to request a loan is to keep improving her business. Lineth will use the profits to continue buying products and thus improving her income. Her desire for the business is to have a store and thus serve better her customers. Lineth is very hardworking and is happy for the opportunity provided by this loan, because this is the only activity that allows her to support and help her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elisabet Falgueras



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