A loan of $700 helped to purchase various merchandise requested by her customers and make home repairs.

Helena's story

Helena used her previous Kiva loan to purchase tropical fruits that were in season, which sold very well. She also used the loan to make home repairs. She has continued with all of her economic activities, which include selling fruits and root vegetables, selling merchandise, and renting out washing machines to homemakers in her neighborhood and in surrounding areas. Helena is currently asking for a new Kiva loan, which she will use to purchase various merchandise that her customers have requested. She will also use the loan to make new home repairs, since she wants to make further improvements to her family’s living conditions. Helena hopes that Kiva lenders will continue supporting small business people so they can keep moving forward and make their dreams come true, and also fulfill their families' dreams.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chris Knutson

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