A loan of $525 helped to purchase merchandise.

Ilda Maria's story

Ilda is 48 years old. She buys underwear, which she then sells to her neighbors, family, and friends on credit. Ilda has been doing this for 27 years. Due to the Christmas season, Ilda needs to purchase supplies of underwear with the goal of having merchandise available to meet the end-of-year demand. With these supplies, Ilda will be able to increase her sales, and in this way improve her quality of life and that of a brother who lives with her and is mentally incapacitated. Ilda's dream is to have her own house for herself and her brother.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat.

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