A loan of $1,325 helped to stock her store.

Ana Natividad's story

San Miguel de los Bancos is a settlement with a warm climate, very friendly and hardworking people, and various tourist attractions. Its people are happy and like to enjoy the popular concerts and dances. Ana is a hardworking woman who puts forth her best daily effort to get ahead with her children. She is 36 years old, married, and the mother of three children, the oldest being 16 and the youngest 8. They attend the local school.

She has a candy store that is the source of her income and learned this business as a child, from her parents who used to work in this business. She works an average of 13 hours a day and her husband helps her in the business. She will use the money from this loan to buy new merchandise. She expects her quality of life to improve through better profits. Ana is grateful to Fundación Alternativa and Kiva for the support.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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