A loan of $775 helped to perform maintenance on her vehicle and to cement a room.

Yen Ssi Melody's story

Yen is a 29-year-old young woman. She is very enthusiastic and hardworking. She lives in the district of Santiago, which is known for having a warm climate and the farming that takes place here, especially cotton, asparagus, paprika, and butter beans, among other things. There are also various agro-export companies that offer a lot of jobs to the residents of the area.

When she has some free time she likes to listen to music as well as eat one of her favorite dishes, the delicious chicken and rice. With a lot of effort she managed to study to be an executive secretary, but she also would like to have studied agricultural engineering.

Every day Yen works about four hours a day in her taxi-rental business. She also works in a recycling plant, checking the containers. She believes it is going well for her in her business because she is very friendly and above all respectful with the customers.

Yen is very grateful to the Kiva lenders because, thanks to the help they have given her, she will be able to perform maintenance on her vehicle and also cement the room where she lives. In this way she will have a vehicle in good condition. Also, her quality of life will improve and she will be able to continue working every day to make her biggest dream come true: "To have her own house."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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