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A loan of $750 helped buy more modern equipment to better serve her customers.

Raquel Yamileth's story

Doña Raquel has an eyeglass store that is named Daylop that she started several years ago with help of her husband after she finished her degree at the university. She had the idea to start her own business and it was not an easy start since there was a lot of competition. Doña Raquel is 34 years old and she lives in villa Venezuela. She has two children that are in school. Her husband is a craftsman. With this request for a loan she was wants to invest in buying equipment for her business that allow her to improve the quality for her work and to have the latest technology. Her objective is to expand her business to the national level and it to be well-known. Her plan for the future is to be able to give her children a good education and to improve her own economic level.

(Translated by Alexis of San Roque High School)

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kendra Gaete

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