A loan of $800 helped stock her business.


Vilma Concepción's story

Vilma Concepción C. lives in the Cojutepeque municipality in the Cuscatlán department. Vilma is a 48 year old single mother. She lives with her three children. Two of the children are grown and work. Her youngest child is 14 and goes to school. This mother has fought to get her children ahead.

For years she was an employee. Now, with savings and effort, she has been able to place a business in her house. It is a bookstore, which is stocked with a variety of products from stationery to small gifts.

Vilma’s wish, the reason she is asking for this loan, is to buy wholesale merchandise. This way she can get greater earnings from her products.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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