A loan of $950 helped to buy wholesale ice-cream.

Patricia Leonor's story

Señora Patricia is 43 years old, has 3 children, and manages her own business. She has had a small ice-cream shop for two years now. She used to work as a helper in a grade school and has taken it up again. She works in the school in the morning and sells ice-cream from a major national brand. Patricia has a small cooler and invests 120 to 150 in ice-cream a month. She is taking out this loan to invest in her business and she dreams of having a big ice-cream shop and of seeing her children fulfilled. Her house is located in the center of the city.

The time Patricia has dedicated to working the the school and to her ice-cream shop, make her hopeful about realizing her dreams. She knows that it is not impossible, and that with Fundación Espoir's help, she will achieve her dreams. Her three children are her life and the strength that keep her fighting.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shelly Hubman

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