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Érika Vanessa

La Unión, La Unión Department, El Salvador / Food

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A loan helped to buy water, juices and soft drinks to sell; she will use the earnings to continue her university studies.


Érika Vanessa's story

Erika is 23 years old and is enrolled at a university. She's single and lives with her mother.

She has owned her business for two years, an activity her mother motivated her to start. She sells beverages like water, juices and soft drinks three days a week because she goes to school on the other days.

Erika needs a loan to buy water, juices, and soft drinks to sell. She will use her earnings to continue her university studies. She dreams of graduating with her university degree in nursing.