A loan of $350 helped to buy cardboard, plastics, and bottles.

Santos Cristina's story

Santos Cristina, 33, lives with her life companion and children a few kilometers from the nation's capital in one of the most populous cities in the country. She buys and sells cardboard, plastics, and recyclable materials. She has been doing this for several years with good results. Last month she generated a good profit, buying material in different neighborhoods near her home. She has several willing buyers and sellers because they know she is honest and hardworking. Her work is the source of funds for sustaining her household, and she is always fighting to achieve her dreams.

She believes that one need not fear the future if one faces it, because it is full of successes. She needs to invest more and cannot do this without requesting a loan from INTEGRAL that will allow her to buy cardboard, plastics, bottles, etc. Santos Cristina has the credit capacity to pay the loan, as well as good references and an excellent sense of responsibility. She hopes to be able to provide her family with the fuller life they deserve.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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