A loan of $700 helped to purchase cement and blocks for home renovations.

Veronica Teresa's story

Verónica, age 42, is a micro-entrepreneur who works every day from 7am to 9pm. She started her business by selling sandals and clothes, but over time she increased her inventory of merchandise.

Now she sells ice cream and clothing from her mother’s house in order to earn more income and help with the family expenses. She sells ice cream for $0.25 and sandals for $12.00. Her husband helps with the household expenses by working as a taxi driver. Verónica has many aspirations for her business, but now she needs to remodel her home. She will use this loan to buy cement and blocks. In the future, she wants to build a better house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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