A loan of $1,000 helped to buy notebooks, pencils, backpacks, socks, tracksuits for school, and athletic shoes.


Anelia's story

Anelia, age 52, lives in her own house in the city of Villa Elisa. She is married and has two children.

Anelia is a very enterprising woman. Her desire to work is evident because her primary small business is a Variety Store with goods like stationery products and small wares and photocopying.

Aside from this, on the week-ends she sells food like ‘Sopa Paraguaya’ [Paraguayan soup], ‘Milanesas’ [fried meats], and Pastas to sell by the plate. She also has a service of renting tableware and cutlery.

She says that she started with very little. However, now she has a great small business that helps her to be able to give her family what they need.

She is requesting this loan to buy notebooks, pencils, backpacks, socks, tracksuits for school, and athletic shoes. She will do this in order to be able to stock her place and continue giving her customers everything they need.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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