A loan of $1,200 helped build a place to store rice.


Chan's story

Chan C. is 71 years old and widowed. She lives with her two children. She makes a living by selling rice and raising animals for a daily income of $3. The family is also assisted by one her children who is tourist guide, earning approximately an income of US $12 per day. Also, another son is engaged in a business of providing transportation services to people in the town, earning the same amount of income to his mother. She plans to take a KIVA loan of $1200 to build a place to store rice that she will buy it from the local farmers in her village. With the remainder, she wants to expand her business by purchasing more rice. She hopes that, with the success of her business plan, she will be able to decorate her house.



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