A loan of $400 helped to buy fruit to sell on buses.


Fátima Nohemy's story

Fátima is an enterprising 21 year old who only studied up to Grade 5 due to her family's economic problems. She is now in a common-law relationship. Her partner works as a bricklayer and they have a young daughter. Fátima sells sweetbreads and French bread that is made by a bakery. She does this daily and she also sells soft drinks at a bus stop. She decided to do this work as she needed to raise her child and provide sustenance for her. Fátima's mother is also involved in this work. She works from 6 am until 4 pm. The loan is needed to expand the business, buying fruit to sell on the buses. Doing this she will have more economic income and can provide what is needed for her child. Fátima's dream is to continue with her sales and have her income improve every day.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo.



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