A loan of $250 helped to buy 10 quintals of corn, 3 quintals of beans and firewood.

Claudia Patricia's story

Claudia is 43 years old. A native of León, she is a single mother of 3 children aged 12, 16 and 22. She is a retailer, and she has been engaged in selling tortillas and beans for more than 16 years; she has succeeded in studying up to the second year of secondary school only. She says that she started working as a retailer when she was 26, as she found herself in need of earning an income for herself as well as to succeed in providing for her children, granting them a better education in order to make them become professionals and find better working opportunities. She is very proud of continuing working hard in a daily basis for the wellbeing of her family, earning a better income at the same time. Her wish is to make her activity grow.
Claudia is requesting a loan to buy 10 quintals of corn, 3 quintals of beans and firewood. She thinks that the loan will help her buying at wholesale price all the basics ingredients she needs to prepare her tortillas. Her future plans include becoming a great entrepreneur, and to create jobs. Her goal for the future is that her children succeed in completing their university studies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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