A loan of $950 helped to buy merchandise.


Claudia Esmerita's story

Claudia, 27, is a hardworking young woman who learned everything from her parents who taught her to earn her daily bread with the sweat of her brow and above all to be humble when she was still a little girl.

She’s the mother of a little 3-year-old boy who goes to nursery school and who is so mischievous that he’s giving her gray hair but he’s the most important person for her and she would give her life to see him happy and free from danger. He is her greatest motivator and for whom she moves forward every day.

Her house is located in the city of Camana, a city noted for having wonderful beaches. Agriculture, especially rice growing, also takes place here as well as fishing; it’s very well-known above all for the generosity of its inhabitants.

Claudia works in her business which is selling clothes and lingerie with much enthusiasm. She works about 10 hours daily and can see up to 15 customers per day. She believes she does well in her business because she’s very kind to her customers and above all because she offers quality products at affordable prices.

Claudia is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the support they’ve given her she will be able to buy winter season merchandise like sweaters, pants and jackets, among others and continue working and striving daily towards making her greatest dream a reality: to buy a piece of land to build her own house on.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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