A loan of $500 helped buy merchandise to resell.


Laura's story

Laura L. V., 45, lives in the Salvadoran "departamento" of La Libertad with her husband, a fisherman, and their two grown children, the oldest of whom helps with the business. Laura not only manages the family business--seafood sales--but also takes care of the couple's younger, special-needs child. Laura works very hard during the week, selling different kinds of seafood, and sales are steady. The business is located in the port area of La Libertad and the business can depend on the large number of tourists who come here. Laura is applying for a loan that she will use to increase her inventory and, in turn, her income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman



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