A loan of $800 helped purchase products such as rice and notebooks, and a display counter for her store.

Lelis Azucena's story

Azucena is 41 years old. She is a hardworking woman who received severance pay from her old job as a shrimp fisher that inspired her to open a small shop in her neighborhood.

She works every day from 6 a.m. until evening. The biggest problem in her neighborhood is the ever-increasing amount of crime. She intends to use this loan to purchase more products such as rice and notebooks, as well as a display counter to increase her earnings and improve her business.

Her greatest wish for the future is to keep improving her house and for her children to have good careers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg

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