A loan of $875 helped to buy stock and carry out improvements on her premises.

Silvia's story

Silvia, who is 27, is a woman who is determined to succeed and provide a better future for her family. She loves in the village of Alto Bonito in Santuario municipality of Colombia and works there along with her husband in the shop which they set up five years ago. The business has enabled them to provide a good education for their six-year-old daughter and to improve their quality of life. Their main difficulty has been in recovering arrears because many of their customers clearly do not have the means to repay their debts and others simply leave and never come back. She dreams of being able to stock her shop and carry out a few repairs on her premises and so she is applying for a loan with which she hopes to fulfil her great desire and offer better service to her clients.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield

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