A loan of $1,500 helped to buy repair parts for her mill because it is in poor condition and she needs it repaired to use in her business of grinding corn and coffee.

Aminta's story

Aminta is a 58 year old woman. She is married and her husband works in agriculture. She has 4 children and 2 of them are working in the United States, 1 of them is studying for a mathematics degree and a 26 year old daughter is a nurse. It is a very close family who support one another to pay for household expenses. At the moment only 2 of the children depend on her.

She has mills for grinding corn and coffee which has contributed to her income for 12 years. Also, she receives contributions from the United States sent from her sons and her daughter who is a nurse that helps with part of the family expenses and from her husband who works in agriculture who supports her. The hours she provides services at the mill are from 5:30AM-9:00AM, 11:00AM-Noon, and from 4:00PM-5:00PM.

The loan will be used to buy repair parts for the mill, because it is in poor condition. She has 5 mills to serve her customers and to satisfy the demand she needs to repair the mill that is in poor condition to make it available so she can serve her customers more rapidly.

The borrower plans to keep up her business of grinding corn and coffee as it is a very important service to her village and this will generate income in order to maintain her working equipment and cover the household expenses, and also for her son to graduate with a degree in mathematics.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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