A loan of $975 helped to buy cement, sand and blocks.

Ivonne Jazmin's story

Ivonne is 40 years old and has two children. She didn't have anyone to take care of them but she also needed to contribute to the household expenses. That is why she decided to go through her neighborhood and she realized that she wouldn't have a lot of competition with a small grocery store and later she added variety store items.

She sells a little bit of everything: soda, sugar, oil, eggs, notebooks, pencils, etc. As in every marginal neighborhood she states that crime is a latent danger, and something we all have to be careful of.

Her husband works as a taxi driver. He takes the children to school very early but when they come home from school they help her out a little. Ivonne wants the loan to finish building her house and buy materials such as cement and sand. She also wants to divide it into apartments to rent out and have another source of income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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