A loan of $1,175 helped to buy dresses for her store.


Lily Marcela's story

Lily is a 35-year-old woman. She lives in the city of Camana with her young son, whom she loves and who is her principal purpose in life. She is a very kind, hardworking and enthusiastic person, who puts all her effort into providing the best for her son, since she is both father and mother to him.

Unfortunately, because of limited economic resources and because she had to work from a young age, Lily could not study a professional career. In her free time she likes to travel with her little one and sometimes she cooks a delicious fried fish to share with her family.

Through her own initiative, with a lot of effort and dedication, Lily works in a small business selling and renting dresses. She works every day for about 10 hours and believes that it is going well for her because of her good prices and because of the kind treatment she gives to clients.

Lily is very grateful to Kiva lenders, since thanks to the offered help she will be able to make a larger purchase of in-season dresses, and in this manner she will be able to supply her business and attend to more customers. Thus Lily will continue working and making an effort to achieve her dream of having her own house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Carrie N.



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