A loan of $400 helped purchase clothes, shoes and plastic goods.

Hazel's story

Mrs. Hazel G. M. is 54 years old and lives in the José Dolores Estrada neighborhood. She is a single mother of 4 children. One is a security guard, the other is a nurse and two are laborers. Her greatest achievement would be to finish improvements on her house and fix up a room to rent. She works selling pre-paid phone cards and renting rooms. She has been renting rooms for 26 years. She has plans for the future to improve the infrastructure conditions where her house is. She would obtain a larger income and could install a store. But she applied for this loan with the aim of buying shoes and plastic goods to take advantage of the Christmas season. This loan will bring her a larger income which would translate to a better level of living for the whole G. family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sue Haynes

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