A loan of $875 helped to buy merchandise such as ground garlic, chili pepper, pepper and candy.

Fresia Sonia's story

Fresia is 33, and a hard-working woman who has ambitions of expanding her business. Her business is selling spices such as ground garlic, chili pepper, pepper, etc.

She chose this work, because she likes having a shop. She runs the business with her sister. She does her work responsibly. Her hours are from 7:00am to noon, Monday to Sunday. Her problem is crime, since she has been a victim of robberies.

She is married, and her husband works in an auto repair shop. She has three children, ages three, five and eight, who go to public schools. She is applying for the loan in order to invest further in her business. Her dream is to build a house, as she lives in the home of her in-laws.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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