A loan of $175 helped to buy candies to stock her business and increase the variety of items she can offer to her customers, hopefully leading to increased sales.


Silvia Patricia's story

Silvia is a strong-willed young woman who works to support her family. Even though she's quite young, her mother and siblings depend on her support. In the past, her father had a stall selling candies and treats outside the grounds of a school, but some time ago he died and since then the business has been Silvia's responsibility. Through this business, she's been able to overcome the financial hardships that came with her father's death and that's why she works hard every day to make it grow and generate greater income for her home. As she doesn't have that much capital on hand, she's currently having a lot of trouble keeping her store stocked up.

That's why she's seeking a loan to buy candies to stock her business and increase the variety of items she can offer to her customers, hopefully leading to increased sales. Her dream is to establish her business in a permanent location, which would allow her to considerably improve her working conditions and also improve her family's quality of life, offering greater opportunities to advance.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jacob Bintliff



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