A loan of $1,200 helped purchase clothing to sell and acquire materials to build her house.


Luz Melida's story

Luz , age 53, is a hardworking woman who always likes having her own money in order to support her two children. She is separated from her husband.

Luz lives in a periurban area called Paraíso where she works from home selling clothing to her neighbors and acquaintances. Her schedule varies between the hours of 9am and 5pm. She sells men’s and women’s clothing to cover the household expenses. Luz has many projects and wants the loan to buy clothing and set aside part of it to build her house with cement and paints.

One of her goals and objectives for the future is to finish the construction of her house and secure her retirement.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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