A loan of $1,450 helped to invest in improving her business.


Melissa's story

Melissa is a young 19 year old woman who is single with no children. Her business is a neighborhood store. She has a friendly character and is humble, responsible, honest, enterprising, punctual and hard-working. Her business is located in Sacaba, 13 km from the city of Cochabamba. The climate is hot and fairly humid.

Melissa is dark-skinned with dark hair and medium stature. She completed her Secondary studies and started in business in order to help her family. She is thinking about technical studies when her family's economic situation improves. Her timetable is from Monday to Saturday, from 6 in the morning until 9 at night.

She starts her day early with the rising of the sun, the time when the bread delivery person arrives with their baskets full of bread fresh from the oven. Then she takes care of her display and places products, one by one, to be as attractive as possible for possible clients. Melissa has goals objectives and dreams. One of them is to invest in a new business to increase her sales and have a more stable and profitable work. For these reasons Melissa is requesting a loan to invest in improving her business and helping her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo



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