A loan of $1,125 helped to purchase personal use products and stock her store for the coming season.


Lourdes's story

Lourdes is a single mother, the head of a family of three children. In order to generate the income that her household needs, she has a store where she sells personal use products and other items. Thanks to this business she has been able to move her children ahead, providing them with a good quality of life. Nevertheless, the fact that she has supported her three children alone has meant that financial problems persist in her household. Consequently she works hard every day with the goal of overcoming these problems.

Since she has spent several years running this business, her customers know her and this has enabled her to move ahead little by little and increasingly improve her sales. Looking to stock her store for the season when sales increase immeasurably, she has sought a loan to purchase personal use products to supply her store for seasonal sales.

Her greatest dream is that her children have the possibility to succeed, thanks to this business. As well, she aspires to be able to overcome her financial difficulties and achieve a better quality of life at home with her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney



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