A loan of $200 helped to buy foodstuffs such as rice, bread, and sugar.

Nilda's story

Nilda is 59 years old, married, and has six children. Four of them have already grown up and only two of them are still dependent on her. She has her own home, which she bought with her husband. Nilda works selling foodstuffs, buying large amounts of products and then selling them in her home. The items that she sells include rice, sugar, eggs, oil, canned goods, condiments and others.

She has had this business for around fifteen years and thanks to this, she has been able to educate her children and buy certain items for her home. In general, she works alone, but her daughter sometimes helps her out while her husband goes out to work. What she likes about her work is that she has time to do other activities in her home. The business is doing very well as she always has customers to serve, and for the moment, she is content to support herself with this. However, in the future she hopes to sell more and make some changes to the infrastructure of her store.

This is her sixth loan with Kiva and she is grateful to those who help with the loan she needs to continue growing her business. With the amount requested, she will buy more foodstuffs such as rice, bread, eggs, and vegetables. In addition, she will buy wood and nails to improve her store's infrastructure.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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