A loan of $500 helped to buy paper, card and newspaper.

Reyna's story

35-year-old Reyna has been married to Tomas for 16 years. The couple have four children who are all still in school and therefore still dependent on their parents.

Reyna tells us that she has a business making sheets of cardboard. She is requesting this loan to buy paper, card and newspaper. She buys this material to make cardboard. She makes her product from cardboard pulp which she obtains by soaking the paper and then putting it out to dry in the sun. This is how she makes sheets of cardboard.

One of the challenges that Reyna faces in her business is when her product does not dry because perhaps it rains or the sun doesn't come out. However, this doesn't make her lose heart. She has been in this business for 11 years.

Reyna's hopes that her business will become stronger and that she will no longer have to request loans. However, she is very grateful for the loan that she is being given as it will allow her business to continue growing and allow her to continue gaining more customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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