A loan of $1,450 helped purchase wholesale materials for her business..


Lidia's story

Lidia is 39 years old. She is a single woman with two children, a nine year old son and a five year old daughter. They are both school-aged. Lidia makes straw mattresses commonly known as “payasas”. She lives in the Kalajahuira zone. This is her first loan thought the institution. Lidia is going to use the loan to purchase wholesale dry straw for her business. Her reason for requesting the loan is a lack of cash available for buying the material. Since it is the rainy and cold season, there is a limited amount of this material. Lidia faces challenges in her business since it is the rainy season and it can be detrimental to the client base since the mattresses are made with dry straw. This is the reason why she needs to purchase wholesale dry straw in order to stock up on materials. She is going to use the benefits to improve her production for the support of her family. Lidia dreams that through her business she can give her children a better quality of life. She is the one person supporting her family and she wants her family to have a dignified life and overcome through their studies.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Jackson



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