A loan of $1,550 helped to make improvements to her business location and expand it.

Blanca Inés's story

Blanca, at 61 years old, is a single mother of two, she has gotten her children ahead on her own, working hard to generate income that allowed her to bring money home, she never had financial support from the father of her children. She currently works managing a business she owns, located in her house, she started it with the goal to continue generating income for her family, there she offers a market, confectionery and liquor, taking advantage of not have any competitors closeby, which has allowed her to be recognize over the seven years that she has been open. Blanca is a hardworking, active and nice person, she fights tirelessly to continue providing for her home's economy, she likes to feel useful and her age is not stopping her to go on with her goal. She requests the loan to make improvements to her business location, which will allow her to improve it's image and create an opportunity for new customers to increase sales and income. This allows Blanca to move towards her dream to be independent from the business at home, for this she wants to acquire a location at short term credit, located away from her residency, this will allow her to increase her capacity to better serve her customers, which will positively affect her economy and she will be able to enjoy a better living and quality of life next to her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt

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