A loan of $1,875 helped to buy bookstore supplies.

Felipa's story

Felipa is 45 years old, married and has 3 children. She lives with her husband and a daughter. She has a history with the Fundación and has always been punctual and responsible. She sold gold, perfumes and curtains in the street. About a year ago she lost a daughter and she suffered a bout of depression and quit her commercial activity.

Now she has two photocopy machines she inherited from the daughter who passed away. She wants to provide photocopy services and sell school supplies as she lives close to the local school. Her clients are neighbors, friends and teachers.

She arranges to see her remaining children and grandchild every day. She has her husband's help in making decisions and her daughter will watch the shop when she has to go out. She has had emotional difficulties but thanks to some psychological help she has been able to move forward and restart this activity to keep herself busy. She can also help a daughter and granddaughter thus improving her living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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