A loan of $1,000 helped to buy tomatoes, onions, chili peppers, and bananas to sell.


Anonymous's story

[This is a] woman who has had successes and failures, but who has the idea of improving her life and that of her children. She lives with her family group of four adult children, who work with her in her business. They live in an area with some of the highest social violence in the country. Every day they must cope with it in order not to be pulled in and affected by such a situation. It is important for her to have a business because it keeps her children occupied, and participating in the economic activity of society and free from the social violence, criminal activities and drugs that nowadays overwhelm the youth. Her family is the reason why she strives to offer them the best. She has been selling fruits and vegetables for some time. She is well known and she has acquired good customers who seek her out for her good way of serving them and the variety of her merchandise. In addition to this, she has a little cart for selling cakes, which helps her cover the household expenses. Now she wants to improve her workplace, and therefore continue supporting her children so they can have job opportunities in the future like her. This is why she has come to INTEGRAL to apply for a loan and thus be able to buy tomatoes, onions, chili peppers, and bananas, among other items. She is sure that with the help she receives she will be able to offer a better future to her children, and she also has hope in God that she will soon pay off the debt she acquires. She gives thanks in advance for the help that she will receive. She has the satisfaction that she is very capable of doing everything that she proposes.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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