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A loan of $1,150 helped to buy newspaper, wire, glue and colored paper.

Alma Yaneth's story

Alma Yaneth was unable to finish her studies because her family did not have the resources necessary to pay for them. Out of necessity Alma learned how to make and sell a variety of piñatas. She is 31 years old and lives with her children. She is a strong woman, which she demonstrates by being entrepreneurial, charismatic, responsible and very generous. She gets great references from her neighbors and her customers who are very happy with the service they receive.

For Alma, the most important thing is that her children grow up in better conditions than she did. She works very hard to put food on the table and to meet the needs of her children. She is requesting this loan from INTEGRAL in order to invest in her business and buy the raw material she needs (newspaper, wire, glue, colored paper,etc) to make her piñatas. She plans to increase her sales and her income. Alma hopes to get good results that allow her to improve her quality of life and that of her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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