A loan of $500 helped purchase more tables and chairs so her mother can continue renting them as a part of her business.


Laura Sofía's story

Laura is 22 years old and she is in her third year of study in her college career. She studies public administration, she is single and has no children. She lives with her mother, brother, grandfather and cousin.

Laura has to travel every day to the university. Her mother has run a business for 9 years where she rents tables and chairs for large events. She runs her business from her place of residence. Laura helps her mother because the business helps cover her educations costs.

She needs this loan in order to purchase tables and chairs so that her mother can continue renting these as a part of her business operations.

She dreams of growing the family business because there are many events that need to rent furniture. She hopes to continue working hard in order to graduate from the university.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kristin Connor.


This loan is special because:

It targets young unemployed individuals to receive business training.



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