A loan of $750 helped to buy merchandise (lottery tickets).

Francia Edith's story

Francia is 46 years old and married. She has three children, one of whom is still a child. From a very young age, Francia's mother taught her to sell lottery tickets and Francia has now been doing this work for 19 years. Francia tells us that she likes this work because she can organise her own time. However, there are disadvantages, such as the lack of welfare state benefits and she will receive no pension. Francia dreams of give her youngest son a university education and of spending her old age on land with no financial problems. This loan will be used to buy more merchandise (lottery tickets) and to have stock and increase sales in order to gain greater profits. This will give Francia and her family a higher income and she will be able to continue paying for her son's education. He can then have a profession and share in his triumphs with his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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