A loan of $1,625 helped to buy different items for her variety store and to make some improvements on the locale.

Clara Elena's story

Clara is 59 years old. She is the mother of three children. She has fought tirelessly to offer them a better quality of life. Her husband died some time ago and she has to take over responsibility for the home. In her youth, she learned how to sew and she perfected it with practice and made it into her source of income. With her little workshop located in her living room, this woman gets the daily bread and the resources for her younger son's education. In order to improve her income, Clara decided to also open a variety store to add to her work. Today she is very satisfied with the results because she thinks her quality of life has improved.

With the purpose of growing in the market, she is asking for a loan to buy merchandise and do some improvements on the living room of her house where she has the paper goods store and the sewing workshop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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