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A loan of $925 helped to buy skin creams, ingredients for bread and cakes, and to put away a little in savings.

Sonia's story

Sonia lives in Curicó, Chile, where she sells bread, cakes, and skin creams. The creams are for face and body and are 100% natural. She buys them from Temuco and sells them in Curicó and Santiago. She's going to use her loan to buy creams, to put away a little money, and to purchase ingredients for making bread and cakes to sell at the school starting in March. One day Sonia would like to grow her business and open up a shop Santiago and keep selling her wares. She's seventy-two and has four children and four grandchildren. She likes working with Fondo Esperanza because of the unity and the strength of relationships within the groups.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jill Heske

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