A loan of $1,025 helped have the operational capital for her fashion accessories business.


Patricia Sheila's story

Patricia is 29 years old and was born in the city of Cochabamba. She is a physical therapist by profession and a single mother whose daughter is nine years old. Patricia lives with her parents because she can't afford to rent. She works at a wellness center in the city of Cochabamba, but doesn't have a fixed salary and only earns a percentage from each client. To supplement and improve her income a little, she works selling handbags. This extra job generates a little more income, which she needs because her small daughter attends school. She doesn't receive any help from the father of her child, so she works hard to help her be successful. Patricia needs help to purchase more handbags and increase her merchandise. In this way, she will increase her income and improve her life and that of her daughter.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathryn Luehm



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