A loan of $675 helped to purchase a bundle of clothing, beer, meat, eggs, refreshments and rice in order to boost her business.


Celeste's story

Celeste is 39 years old. She's married and has four school-aged children. Her husband is a reporter for a national newspaper and works from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They also support a niece who has lost her parents and lives with them. Celeste is a merchant and makes her sales on the yard of her house. The loan will be used to purchase a bundle of clothing, beer, meat, eggs, refreshments and rice in order to boost her business. Celeste's hope is to make her business grow and to oversee her children's studies until they go to college. Her biggest challenge is building a larger grocery store on her yard, and also finishing her house which is still under construction so her family will be more comfortable.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff


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