A loan of $350 helped to buy coal.

Guillermina's story

Guillermina is from the region called La Rita, Teustepe. She is married and has three grown daughters. Gullermina has made a living buying and selling coal for 13 years, a business which she started through her own efforts with very little sales. Afterwards she made her business better with loans she got from other organizations. She also has the help of her husband, who cultivates corn, beans, and wheat. On top of that, her daughters help her to sell, since the business is in their house.

Guillermina wants this loan today for the purchase of coal, since winter is coming up and she needs to have a big inventory of this product.

She says that as soon as she pays off her loan, she'll use the rest of her earnings to invest in the business or purchase vegetables to sell and in that way earn more income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaleigh Oleynik

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