A loan of $1,100 helped operating capital to buy shoes, trousers, shirts, bed sheets, towels, handbags, and cosmetics.


Yelba Merari's story

Yelba Merari is 25 years old and lives in the neighborhood subdivision called David Antonio. Three years ago, her mother started a business and Yelba began working with her selling products such as shoes and clothing. However, her mother experienced health problems and decided to leave the business to Yelba so that she could do all the work since she has the discipline to meet their needs.

At the moment, Yelba is applying for her third loan with Fundación Leon in order to buy shoes, trousers, shirts, bed sheets, towels, handbags, and cosmetics for Mother’s Day and to fulfill her existing orders. For now, she dreams of improving her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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