A loan of $650 helped to buy jewellery.

Patricia Aida's story

Patricia, age 49, sells hand-made jewellery. She lives with her husband and children, ages 31, 26, 17, and 10.

She learned to make crafts fifteen years ago so that she could spend more time with her children, because one of her daughters has HIV in her blood and needs to have special treatments in an institution called "REDIMAS". Patricia helps out there in her free time, giving motivational talks about her family's experiences to the patients. She works in the mornings selling her crafts. She makes bracelets, earrings, and chains. In the evenings she gives talks in REDIMAS.

With this loan, she wants to buy jewellery to sell in order to have more income. Her goal is to keep moving forward with her business and to be able to help her husband with his work, and to help her daughter, who is in great need.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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