A loan helped to buy rice, sugar, corn, beans, bread, eggs, salsas, condiments, drinks, snacks, etc., to open a store in her house.


Norma Emperatriz's story

Norma is a 23 year old young woman. Thanks to her dedication, she was able to finish high school. She is happily in a relationship. She and her life partner work in a shop that sells and repairs tires, she as a secretary and he as a watchman. They have two small children. Norma lives with her mother in law, a nephew, her husband, and their two children.

Once Norma finished high school and met her husband, she sought work in the tire factory that is 200 meters from her house. Thanks to the help of God, she got the job. Norma works as a secretary there. She's done well, as she is a nice girl who tends to her customers with the beautiful smile she's known for. She's been at her job for five years.

Norma is planning to put a store in her house. For that reason she needs a loan to buy rice, sugar, corn, beans, bread, eggs, salsas, condiments, drinks, snacks, etc. Once her store is open, her mother in law will help in the new business, which will be a great help because Norma will have another source of income to take care of her small children. Norma dreams of continuing to work to give her children an excellent quality of life and move them forward, so that they grow to be honest, hardworking people, and her greatest pride.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller.


This loan is special because:

It enables single mothers to start their own business.



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