A loan of $275 helped to buy merchandise (shorts, blouses, polo shirts, tank tops, and more).

Emilia's story

Emilia is 36 years old. She lives in the city of Pucallpa. It is charcaterized as having a warm and pleasing climate. It has beautiful landscapes and above all, its residents are very cheerful and generous. Emilia is a mother of 2 children, aged 14 and 9. She loves them very much and above all works very hard to give them a dignified life with much love. When she has some free time, she likes to go out with her children and sometimes enjoy wth them one of her favorite dishes, the delicious “Caldo de Gallina”.

Day after day Emilia works as a house maid. She works around 8 hours a day and with the fruits of her labors is able to pay, with much effort, for her household expenses. She thinks it is going well for her because she is very responsible and has a reason to get ahead: her children.

Emilia is very grateful to the Kiva lenders because thanks to their help she has been able to buy merchandise to start her business selling clothes, such as shorts, blouses, polo shirts, tank tops, and more. This way, she can have extra income and improve her earnings. This will allow her to maker her biggest dreams come true: having her own house and giveing her children a good education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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