A loan of $475 helped to buy materials and supplies for painting pictures.

Cruz Helena's story

Cruz Helena is a person with great strength that she has needed to overcome all of the adversity in her life. Cruz Helena is a single mother of four children as her husband died about eight years ago and she took on all of the obligations of the household. For a long time she went from job to job trying to earn enough income to sustain her household and four years ago she took an art class where she learned to paint pictures and since then she has worked doing this. She sold her first pieces to family and friends and when she saw how well-received they were she continued painting in order to offer them to more people and earn income for her household. Cruz Helena currently has a large clientele and this has allowed her to have many orders and with the aim of completing her current orders she is requesting a loan which will give her the opportunity to purchase materials and supplies to paint the pictures.

In this way her business will continue to grow as she will be able to deliver the orders on time and will also be able to continue earning the necessary income to maintain her household expenses and offer her children a better quality of life and better economic opportunities.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Anna Ruby Waxham Blackwell

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