A loan of $1,000 helped to buy lotions, medicines, drinks, clothing, soap, churros, and basic food and home-furnishing items for the store.


Elia Hermenegilda's story

Señora Elia is 58 years old and has a son. She has worked for 32 years; she began by doing household chores and then later learned to manage the business of her brothers' store. She will use the loan to buy lotions, medicines, drinks, clothing, soap, churros, and basic food and home-furnishing items for the store. With the loan she will pay for the purchase of the merchandise since before they sold it in order to pay monthly, but it came out to be more expensive. She hopes her income will improve so that her family will not lack food, housing, and health. Her goal is to constantly improve her business in order to receive a better income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer



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