A loan of $350 helped business set up.

Nidia's story

Nidia N. is a young, newlywed woman who comes from a broken home. Her father left soon after she was born, and her mother abandoned her when she was one year old to flee to Panama. Nidia has hoped to meet her mother for as long as she can remember, and prays that she will not leave earth without first doing this.

There are two ways in which Nidia can achieve this dream. The first is from a local television progam, which is holding out the hope that it may sponsor a trip. The second is by raising the money on her own, although this will mean that she and her husband, Jose, may not be able to have children for a while. But Nidia and Jose are willing to put this off so she can realize her dream of meeting her mother.

In the past, Nidia operated her own beauty salon, but today has worked out an arrangement with a business partner who puts up all the capital in exchange for her doing all the work. Nidia would like to go back to operating her own salon because that would allow her to keep everything she earns, and also because she believes that her partner is not very knowledgable about the business they are in.

Nidia has requested a loan of $350, which will permit her to open her own business, using equipment she has at home. This will allow her to fulfill her dream of being self-employed, and also give her the opportunity to raise enough money to one day meet her mother in person.

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