A loan of $850 helped to buy raisins, capers, sauces, garlic, bananas, taro, potatoes, onion, cucumber, lettuce, rice, beans, sugar, oil and soap.


Josefa De Jesús's story

For 24 years, Josefa de Jesús has had a business selling popular products and staple goods. Her business is located in one of the markets in León department. She leaves her house at 4:30 AM and opens her business at 5:00 AM, closing at 5:00 PM. She is the mother of four children. She performs this work in order to help her husband sustain their family.

Josefa de Jesús will use this loan to buy raisins, capers, sauces, garlic, bananas, taro, potatoes, onion, cucumber, lettuce, rice, beans, sugar, oil and soap, as these are the products that her customers are demanding as Christmas approaches.

Josefa de Jesús has increased her inventory with the loans she has received through CEPRODEL. She dreams that her daughter will have a good career and of finishing her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh



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