A loan of $800 helped to buy products for general store and food for her pigs.

Julia Del Carmen's story

Julia del Carmen C. is a 43-year-old single mom dealing with men in her life who don’t meet their responsibilities. Despite this, she has been able to raise her four children. Now, three of her four children are living on their own, and the youngest one is still under her loving care as she provides him with food and education. She started her business when her husband left her. At that time she wasn’t working because she had just given birth. Even then, in the middle of all of this, Julia says that God gave her the wisdom to start a business that would help her raise her four children.

Although she began gardening, she put enough money together to buy and raise pigs, slaughter them and sell the meat. Today, Julia has a general store. Her family situation and her financial stability have greatly improved. She needs a loan that will allow her to buy more products for her general store and food for her pigs. She turns to Fundación León 2000, because this institution has been beneficial to her by granting her other loans. Her biggest dream is to be able to set up a well-stocked general store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lee Bruner

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