A loan of $1,300 helped to purchase a motorcycle so that it will be easier to move her products around the city.

Imelda's story

This is the story of Imelda, who is the head of her household. She has handed over her life to God, her job, and her 6 children, whom she has raised, fed, and supported with her vegetable sales business.

What makes this woman special? Imelda never had a fixed business location, so she sold her products all over Medellín. This single mother wakes up every day at 4 a.m. to stock her cart, which she pushes all over different residential zones in Medellín. She is an admirable woman and a perfect example of a mother who worries for her children and makes sacrifices every day to give them the best quality of life that she can. She is a perfect example of why men are not the dominant sex. She is a determined, ambitious, and tenacious woman who can achieve any goal with the resources that she has.

Today, she faces many challenges. One of them is winter, which makes her cart heavier and more difficult to push. It reduces her sales and causes her to be tired due to the physical exertion of pushing her cart along her route.

The loan that she has requested will be used to purchase a motorcycle so that it will be easier for her to take her products around the city. It will also provide one of her children with a job and will increase sales. Her dream is to leave a stable and profitable business to her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meghan Rishel

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