A loan of $1,700 helped to buy stationery and kitchenware.


Ligia's story

Ligia is 63 years old and she has dedicated her entire life to working various jobs so that she could give her two children better living conditions. 5 years ago, after suffering an accident that left her in bed for more than 6 months, she faced a difficult economic situation due to the fact that her work was her only source of income. Her son-in-law lent her money with which she decided to open a small general store in her house in order to make a living. With her business she has been able to improve her quality of life, but she would like her business to grow and to be able to convert it into a source of employment for other people. Motivated by that feeling and keeping in mind that the academic year is starting, Ligia is requesting a loan so that she can buy stationery and kitchenware with the goal of improving her sales and offering better service.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katherine Beck



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