A loan of $350 helped to buy candy, sweet items, cookies, and other snacks.

Carmenza Idalia's story

Carmenza, 59, is a woman dedicated to her home. She has spent the vast majority of her life looking after the well-being and education of her four children. Her children are now adults, and therefore Carmenza decided to set up her own business to keep her occupied and to generate an income to help her husband with the household costs. Her business is located in the living room of her home but she wants to make changes in the courtyard of her home to offer a better service and gain larger profits. For this reason, Carmenza is seeking a loan which she will invest in the purchase of seats and laying a cement floor as her courtyard is of soil.

Carmenza asserts that as long as there is life, there is hope, and that despite her age, her ultimate dream is to become a business woman.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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