A loan of $700 helped to buy more vegetables.

Yesenia Marisol's story

Yesenia, 40, has a basic education. She has been in a relationship with someone with whom she has 2 children. He is a guard for an oil change center located in the city; he has been doing this profession for various years. He has 3 children, of whom only the younger ones live at home and are finishing their studies at the high school level. The eldest is in a relationship and makes a living doing fieldwork as a laborer. She and her husband are those who must cover the expenses of the home and the basic needs of their children.

Yesenia makes her living selling fruits and vegetables, which she buys in bulk in the city and sells in her community. She has been doing this business since her youth, when her parents instilled in her the need to work for a living. Her husband, on his free days, works in agriculture and cattle raising; he plants corn and sorghum. He has 3 animals, of which only one cow is for milking and he obtains the milk for selling.

When selling vegetables, Yesenia has to walk long distances, walking in order to achieve selling her product. On some occasions her daughter accompanies her in this work. She works from the early hours of the morning until sunset.

The loan that she is applying for is to buy more vegetables in order to be able to increase her profits and make her family more stable in their basic needs and that they improve their quality of life.

Yesenia's future plan is to obtain more income to stabilize herself economically, along with her family and therefore be able to enjoy a better quality of life. She will achieve this with constant work and dedication and the fruit of her sales.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alex Martin

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