A loan of $1,000 helped to buy cables, bolts, and tools.

Silvia Karina's story

Silvia, age 30, lives in a periurban zone named Fortín. She is a single mother, and she has three children. The children are 11, 8, and 4 years old. They (appearing in the photo) attend a government school. She has worked with dedication for a long time in order to give her children a good life.

Three years ago she started with the idea of having her own business. She was not able to establish her business until eight months ago. Little by little she was able to better stock the place where she was selling tools, and she turned it into a small hardware store. She now works from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. She sells cables, lights, scales, and tools, etc.

She wants to give her children a good future. Therefore, she wants to continue her business. She will use the loan to buy cables, bolts, and tools. One of her goals is to become an exclusive distributor of replacement parts on the coast.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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