A loan of $3,825 helped to purchase flour, sugar, beans, butter, rice, cooking oil, bologna, yogurt, cheese, refreshments, juice, wine, beer, etc., in order to stock up.


Lidia's story

Lidia is 55 years old and married. She's her husband's second wife. She has eight adult children, five of whom are still in school and under her responsibility. She completed 3rd grade and has earned a livelihood from her business for several years. She owns a grocery store at the market and she employs two people to help her. This is her 5th loan. With the first loan, she had the misfortune of suffering a fire in her booth and losing almost all of the merchandise she had. Even so, she repaid the loan in its entirety and applied for more.
She intends to purchase flour, sugar, beans, butter, rice, cooking oil, bologna, yogurt, cheese, refreshments, juice, wine, beer, etc., in order to stock up.
Her hope is to be able to stock up and acquire a vehicle that can help her carry her merchandise.
Her biggest challenge is the fact that she faces a great deal of theft in her store, and the government does nothing to solve the problem.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer



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