A loan of $925 helped purchase food items such as bread, rice and sugar to sell in her store.

Lastenia's story

Lastenia is 48 years old, married, and lives in her own home alongside her husband and daughter. Lastenia sells food items like rice, sugar, bread and more. In order to do this, she relies on a part of her home to act as a business. She has been working from home in this way for 5 years. She works alone and sometimes she helps her husband in her free time. She likes her work because it allows her to stay at home and also to earn some money that she uses to help her husband out with household expenses. Now, she has plans to continue with her business and to see it grow. This is her 12th loan with Kiva and she hopes that it will be an opportunity for her to bring her plans to fruition. With the credit she will invest in purchasing more product like bread, rice, sugar and more.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kristin Connor

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