A loan of $1,125 helped to buy a stove and kitchen utensils.

Yuliana's story

"Opportunities usually disguise themselves in difficult situations. It's only a matter of knowing how to negotiate the labyrinth so the treasure will appear." With this statement Yuliana, 22, describes her process in life to become a micro-entrepreneur. Four months ago she was left without a job, so she had to look for a source of income to cover the household expenses. She lives with her mother and two minor siblings.

She and her mother began to make blood sausage, which they do twice a week and distribute among the area neighbors and stores, friends, and family members. The rest of the week she works growing hydrangeas, which allows her to improve her income.

Currently she's requesting a loan to buy a stove and kitchen utensils to continue with her job, because the reception in her community has been good.

She hopes to be able to guarantee her siblings an education so they have better work opportunities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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