A loan of $975 helped buy essential products such as beans, rice, oil and meats to increase the volume of business at her commercial establishment.


Herminia's story

Mrs. Herminia is 52 years old, married and the mother of 7 children who all go either to primary school or to high school. She has been an informal trader for more than 22 years and she buys her products from neighbouring South Africa to sell from her home or by custom order. With this loan she will buy essential products such as beans, rice, oil and meats to increase the volume of business at her commercial establishment. In future she hopes to have a business setting up pool tables and her biggest challenge is to support her children in their education so that they don't have a difficult future.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Ines Teles


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