A loan of $850 helped to buy more fruit in bulk and to buy materials to build her house.

Helena's story

Helena, a very hardworking woman, lives in the town of Soledad with her husband and four children. She requested her last Kiva loan to buy washing machines to rent to neighbours in the neighbourhood and fruit to sell from a cart. Her business continues to grow and earn income for her family. She also used a portion of the loan to continue building her house because she wants to have a safe place for her family.

Now, Helena is asking for a new loan from Kiva to purchase more fruit in bulk, to be able to get them at a better price and increase her revenue. She also wants to buy more materials for the construction of her house. She has dreams of improving the living conditions of her family because she wants to provide better housing for her four children and husband. She wants to tell her lenders that, “with your support, I have managed to improve a part of my house and my business continues to grow.”

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diana Lima

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