A loan of $875 helped to protect her house and improve security at her business.


Carmen Flores's story

Carmen is not married and is 59 years old. She has 6 children, the youngest of whom still lives with her. She sells soft drinks, fruit, soaps, shampoo, and beauty accessories.

A short time ago, some burglars tried to rob her business because the store’s door isn’t very strong and can’t protect well against thieves. She tends to her store from 6:30am until 10:30pm, so she is very afraid of being assaulted. With the new loan, she plans to make the doors of her business and house more secure.

Translated from Spanish by Jennifer Day, Kiva Volunteer

Carmen es una señora soltera de 59 años, tienes 6 hijos, el menor de sus hijos aun vive con ella. Su actividad principal es la venta de Colas, frutas, jabones, shampoo y acceserios de belleza.

Hace poco tiempo los ladrones quisieron robarle en su negocio porque la puerta de la tienda no es muy fuerte y no la protege mucho de los ladrones. Ella atiende de 6:30 a.m. hasta las 22h30 y por su horario siente mucho temor de ser asaltada. Con el rendimiento del nuevo prestamo planea asegurar las puertas de su negocio y su casa.



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