A loan of $775 helped buy tables and chairs and merchandise for her business.


Luzmila's story

Luzmila is a hard-working mother of a little 3 year old. She loves him very much and he is her reason for living and trying to get ahead day to day. Her house is in the city of Camana, known for its beautiful beaches and its farming, especially rice (considered one of the best in the world), and artisanal fishing, which provides employment to a great number of inhabitants of that region.

Every day, Luzmila works at her business. She sells beer and soda, about 10 hours a day and can attend up to 70 clients a day, especially on weekends. She believes her business is going well because she is very charismatic with and respectful to her clients.

Luzmila is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to their help, she will be able to buy tables and chairs and more merchandise, like beer and soda. That way, she can offer her clients a larger variety of products and more comfort, and in turn, she’ll be able to improve the quality of life of her family achieve her biggest dream: to have a bigger business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste



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