A loan of $700 helped purchase merchandise for her business.

Teresa Fortunata's story

Teresa is 50 years old and lives in her own home with her husband. Of all her children, only her 15 year old daughter is still a dependent and attends school. She started her business with the severance pay her husband received when he was laid off at his workplace. Some of the money was used to start her business and the remainder was used to build their house of adobe (a basic material). Teresa attends to her business and serves her customers in a friendly and entertaining manner, which has helped her attract even more of them. Teresa dreams of rebuilding her house and providing for her daughter’s education so that she can graduate as soon as possible. She is requesting a loan in order to buy merchandise for her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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