A loan of $675 helped to purchase bulk volumes of vegetables.


Catalina's story

Catalina A. started her vegetable buying and selling business in 2005. That same year she joined ASHI in order to receive a loan to finance the growth of her business. For a number of consecutive years she has received loans from Kiva partner ASHI and she is again requesting a loan in order to be able to increase the volume and turnover of her sales. She works hard and invests emotionally and financially in her business in order to make it successful. Despite the failures and challenges she has encountered, she has never thought of giving up her dreams and has become strong instead in order to continue her fight against poverty. Through the support of her loving husband who died several years ago, her business has grown and she now has larger profits which she uses to support her two children, aged 14 and 19 years old.

Catalina tries to save some money out of her profits because she plans to purchase a motorcycle for a transportation business which will be managed by her eldest son who did not want to pursue his education in college. He will then have his own source of income and will not just depend on her. Along with that aspiration, she also wants to support the education of her youngest child until she graduates from college and has her own career.



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