A loan of $1,000 helped to buy basic products for her store.

Telma De Jesus's story

Telma is 54 years old. She lives with her husband and a daughter who is studying at the university, thanks to the efforts of her parents. With the desire to be able to offer help to her husband and at the same time contribute to the household expenses, Telma began her own business two and a half years ago. Her business is a store for perishable products, which is located in her home. At the same time, she makes tortillas to sell. Telma tends to the business from Monday to Sunday. Her chores begin each day at 6 am and end at 9 pm. It is very hard work, but it allows her to have a dignified life. It is for this reason that she is applying for a loan, with which she can invest by buying a larger quantity of basic products and in this way improve her sales. At the same time, she will buy corn to prepare more tortillas.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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