A loan of $700 helped to buy perishable goods.


Evangelina's story

Evangelina B. is 52 years old; she lives in Ilopango, located in the department of San Salvador. She lives with her 3 children of 28, 11, and 6 years of age. The eldest is a taxi driver and the 2 youngest are in school, her niece also lives with her and is disabled which prevents her from working but she helps her aunt in her business. Evangelina has a store where she sells perishable goods and basic household items. She has had her business for 13 years, and is very well-known in the area since she is recognized as being a hardworking woman that has taken advantage of each situation in her life to keep going and to give her children and niece a better life. Evangelina needs the loan to stock her store with more food products as well as buying new products. She has the dream of expanding her business which will allow her to improve her economic stability.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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