A loan of $750 helped to buy children's clothes.


Lucia's story

Lucía’s a very hardworking woman but above all a loving mother because despite adversities with help from her husband she strives daily to move her five-year-old child forward; she’s currently at the beginning stage of his schooling. Lucía used to work as a laborer on large agricultural estates in her city but after much effort and savings she was able to start her small business selling clothes and household items, among others and with this business is gradually getting ahead. Everything started because her child who she loves very much was born and she’s inspired daily to get ahead. Lucía works about nine hours daily going from house to house in her neighborhood offering her goods. It’s in this way and thanks to it that she’s able to cover her household expenses.

Lucía is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the support they’ve given her she will be able to buy more merchandise for her business like children’s clothes, among others, that will allow her to have a variety of products to sell for Mother’s Day. She will thus improve her income and be able to continue striving to make her greatest dream reality: to give her daughter a good education and to be able to have a great business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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