A loan of $1,025 helped to buy tea and empanizado [unrefined whole cane sugar].


Simona's story

Mrs. Simona is 29 years old and has three children who are 13, 5 and 8 and go to school. Simona sells "sultana" [an herbal tea made from the dried berries of the coffee plant] and "empanizado" [unrefined whole cane sugar]. Her stall is located in the Senkata area.

Simona is a hardworking person that is reaching, step by step, stability and solvency. She is also gaining popularity with customers that appreciate her kind service. With the loan, she will buy supplies in bulk. Simona says that with hard work, it is possible to grow and to get all the things needed to have and give her family a good quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand



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