A loan of $1,300 helped to pay for her mother's eye operation and to stock her small business.


Elizabeth De Jesús's story

Elizabeth is a merchant and has a sixth grade education. She is single, with no children, and lives with her parents, a sister and a nephew. For six years she has been running a food stall at a community school. She learned the business from her mother who has a store at home. Her work schedule is from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and the stall is located about five meters from her house.

She is requesting a loan to pay for her mother's eye operation and to stock her small business. Her dream is for her mother to regain her eyesight; and in the future Elizabeth wants to build walls around her food stall because now what she has up is metal sheeting.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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