A loan helped to buy a large quantity of tule (a reed) to make mats and also buy basic food items to stock her store.


Josefina's story

Josefina is 38 years old. She manged to complete her Secondary school studies thanks to the help of her parents. She is the single mother of three children as her partner abandoned them. So she has worked hard to raise her children.

Josefina works making mats, work that she learned from her mother when she was young. She also has a small business, a store selling basic food items located in her house. Both these activities help her so her household doesn't lack it's daily sustenance.

She needs this loan to buy a large quantity of tule to make mats and also to buy basic food items to stock her store.

She hopes her business becomes stronger, generates more earnings and teaches her children good values so they become good people in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo.



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