A loan of $1,000 helped to have operating capital for her neighborhood store.

Rina Lequipe Euladia's story

Rina Lequipe Audalia D. R. is 58 years old and a widow. She lives in her own home which is located in Luis Espinal neighborhood, in the city of Tarija. She has 5 children. Rina was left on her own when her husband died but, as he worked for a company, she was left an income which she collects every month. All of Rina's children are now grown up and live independently.

For one year, Rina has been selling groceries from her neighborhood store. She would like to make better profits in order to get ahead in life. Rina tells us that she would like to buy merchandise for her store. She already has experience in this field and the loan will be used to buy merchandise that she really needs in order to carry out her work and increase her income.

Rina says that she would like to improve her living conditions. For this reason, she tells us that the next loan she requests will be used to improve the condition of her home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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