A loan of $750 helped to buy purses, lotions and lipsticks.


Manuela Benedicta's story

Manuela is 46. She started as a seamstress, and because she is a hard worker, she decided to expand her business. Now she also sells products for personal use. She works on her own. In the mornings, she sells at the school where her son studies, and in the afternoon travels to the homes of family members and friends to sell her products. The challenges she faces are crime and getting to the places she works. She isn't married, but has a 16 year-old son who is in high school. Her goal is to keep moving forward with her business, so that she and her son can get ahead in life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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