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Petrona De Los Angeles's story

Petrona de Los Angeles Q. Torres is 42 years old, and she runs a small grocery store. She has dedicated herself to this business for over 5 years; she is a very responsible woman and enjoys her work very much. She has a 7-year-old son, and her life partner is currently outside the country, because of this she is solely responsible for raising her son. Her small grocery store is located in her house and in addition to maintaining this business she also gives classes in a humble school in her community. Currently she has had 2 loans through the LEON 2000 Foundation, which she invested in her grocery store. Petrona hopes to maintain her business and to be able to have more resources available to her to be able to carry various products in her business; in this way she will be able to help herself in raising he son given that she is a single mother and her partner does not help financially with her son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariela Cedeño

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