A loan of $1,175 helped inventory of products.

Bemilda Esperanza's story

Bemilda Esperanza P. L. is 61 years old, is married, and her husband is retired. She has a general store and café located in a busy marketplace in the capital city. She has seen a marked increase in business these past few years, thanks to the support she has received from Afodenic and the funds from Kiva. This has become the main source of income for her family. They have three adult children, who are all married and in their own.

They are asking for this loan in order to buy general merchandise so that they can stock their business. They hope to receive some financial support so that they can make improvements to their home, which they want to leave to their children some day, so that they will have a resource that will benefit their grandchildren. Also, the improvements will make their lives more comfortable, especially now that her husband is of advanced age and has to deal daily with chronic illnesses. She will have to move them both ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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