A loan of $900 helped to purchase notebooks, pencils, errasers, and other supplies for the business.

Petrona Elizabeth's story

Petrona, who is 26 years old and has one child with another on the way, lives with with Cacimiro who is a police officer. They live in a well-known neighborhood in the city of Itá. She sells rings, buckles, bracelets, chains and stationery items such as notebooks, pencils, correcting fluid, erasers and other items to students and teachers from a school located close to her home.

Petrona proves to be an enterprising and responsible person. She says that everything she does is for the benefit of her children because they are her greatest strength. She also helps her partner with the household expenses. She wants to give her children the best of everything, everything she never had.

She is asking for a loan to purchase notebooks, pencils, erasers, and other items in order to stock her merchandise. She thanks the Foundation for the opportunity that this gives her, because getting a loan will be a great help in her plans.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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