A loan of $1,025 helped to do an upper abdomen ultrasound and gastroscopy, and to buy medications.


Rita's story

Rita, 47, is a small businesswoman. She lives with her husband and three children.

For 15 years she has worked in a garment factory, and in recent years she has started producing clothing herself - baby clothes and women's clothes - as well as selling catalog products. It's very important to her to maintain her financial independence and have her own income. This has empowered her and given her self-worth that allows her to confront frequent chauvinistic comments and attitudes from her husband.

She has a lot of potential with the foundation because of her payment ethic and positive attitude. She's looking to improve conditions for herself, her family and her business. She is surprised herself by how much her business has grown in terms of assets and legacy.

Every year for prevention purposes, she has a physical exam and x-rays like a mammogram, ultrasound and dentistry work. This year she has asked the foundation for financial support to complete them.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus



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