A loan of $1,000 helped to buy supplies for her workshop, fertiliser for her crops, and feed for her fish farm.

Ana Mirian's story

Ana, 38, is a single mother of two. One is in fourth grade and the other one in seventh grade. Only her two children live with her, and they are dependent on her, which means she is the sole breadwinner in her household. Her main job for the last three years has been manufacturing piñatas. She learned how in a government-sponsored course given by the city. She also grows 7,000 square meters of sweetcorn, and her children help her by taking care of a small tilapia farm. Thus, she manages to support her children. Ana travels by bus from Monday to Saturday to her workshop. The loan will be used to buy supplies like paper, flour for the paste and wire for the piñata framework to make piñatas. Another part of it will be used to buy fertilizer, herbicide and pesticide, as well as feed for the fish farm. Ana says the loan will be very useful, because she will be able to make more piñatas, sell more of them, and also have a better harvest. Her dreams are to see her children complete their studies, to make her workshop grow, and to stay healthy in order to make her dreams, with the help of loans, become reality.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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