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A loan of $300 helped working capital for her business.

Lesbia Maria's story

Lesbia is a widow and mother of three children. Her eldest children are 30 and 27 and are independent of their mother; the youngest is 21 and is in school. Lesbia began her business when her husband passed away and she needed to find a way to support herself. She started by selling clothing and then included food sales, which she sells to a preschool. The two aspects of her business ensure that she has a steady income. This is the first business loan that Lesbia has taken out with Fundación León 2000, though she has a good credit history with them for personal use loans. Lesbia’s dream is to continue to use her business to support her daughter’s education. Lesbia says that the challenge of being both mother and father to her three daughters is great.

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