A loan of $425 helped working capital.

Violeta Patricia's story

Violeta Patricia B. R., 53, is married. She has 4 children: a 32-year old son who is self-employed, a 28-year old son who is self-employed, a 25-year old son who is self-employed and a 23-year old son who helps her with her business. Her husband works for the Ingenio San Antonio. Her goals are to stay active and gradually improve her house and business. Violeta has always fought to get ahead. She dreams of strengthening her business so that she can gain economic stability for herself and her family.

Violeta makes a living distributing Pepsi products. Her business is located in her house and she's had the business for 8 years. She started with a snack-sales business. Later she decided to get financing from Fundacion Leon 2000 which allowed her to invest in her business and become a mini-distributor for Pepsi. The business is her way to earn a living in a country where finding work is often difficult. It also allows her to help her family. The loan is for working capital, money that she will use to buy the different products that she will resell to her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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