A loan of $350 helped to purchase more clothing and turkey meat so she can meet the demand by stocking up.


Amelia's story

Amélia is single and has three children, two of whom attend different grades of school. She lives in a house provided by her employer. Aside from her family, she also supports her niece and her brother who live with her. She has been a vendor (she sells clothing and turkey meat) for over two years. She's also a civil servant. She gets help from her aunt in her business. With the current loan for 10,000mt she intends to purchase more clothing and turkey meat so she can meet the demand by stocking up. Her dreams are to improve her business, build a decent house and enhance her education level. Her main challenges are: the lack of funds for investing in her business and in her housing situation and paying for school fees.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff


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