Total loan: $3,000


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Oakland, CA, United States / Food

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A loan helped to buy new equipment for my dessert factory, especially a more largest refrigerator.

Violeta's story

I was born in Michoacan, Mexico. I emigrated to the United States at the age of 17 with the mentality of helping my parents economically. What motivated me to leave my country was to see my mom cry for not having the ability to met our basic needs. Now I think I'm keeping my promise, as I continue supporting my mother until this day. At the age of 29, I was left alone with my children, but based on effort and hard work, we went ahead as I worked two shifts in different companies. I never asked for help from the government because I told myself that I could move forward by myself. In 2012 I was diagnosed with cancer in the left breast. I had surgery and radiation to remove the tumor. The same year my father died of a heart attack. That was a very hard time for me, however I had to be strong for my children, my mom and myself. In 2016, I was diagnosed with cancer now in the right breast, this one being more aggressive than the one of my left breast, so I had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. I am currently in chemotherapy, since the doctors discovered that my genes are cancer mutants, for that reason, I had surgery to remove my uterus and prevent the cancer from reaching it. Soon I will have my breasts removed and I will have a biopsy in the lungs, since they found suspicious cancer spots. Despite all this, I have a lot of faith in God. I'm a very positive person and I won't surrender so easily. There are people who know me and tell me that it doesn't seem like I'm sick since I'm very happy and positive.