A loan of $750 helped to finish building her house.

Ledmy Esther's story

Ledmy, 21, is a very hardworking, optimistic young woman. She’s worked since childhood because her parents did not have many economic resources and she helped cover household expenses with her work. Despite the difficulties in her childhood, Ledmy lives in a hut but this does not discourage her from continuing forward and with much effort she works selling clothes in an itinerant manner.

She has worked at everything and with the income she earned she gradually saved up enough money to start a business selling clothes. Ledmy travels along the streets in her neighborhood selling her wares which are well received by her customers because she’s very attentive to them and, above all, because she’s very honest and trustworthy. She’s been working in this business for a year and a half and she believes that she does well because she heads out to the streets very early to offer her products and this effort has its reward; like the saying states: “God helps she who gets up early.”

Ledmy is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the support provided she’ll be able to finish building her dwelling and and be able to improve her home and install a kiosk and not spend so much time on the streets. This improvement will mean a better quality of life and more security for her since she’ll have a dwelling in good condition. For her, her greatest dream is: “To have an optimum dwelling to live in.”

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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