A loan of $650 helped to increase her merchandise.

Hilda's story

Mrs. Hilda at her 56 years of age continue to work with much vitality. Thanks to her son they constructed the house where they now live peacefully. She has always sold a variety of products, an activity that came to her in the streets of her city as she worked in travelling sales. With the passing of the years she had serious health problems that impeded her abilities to carry on her work as a travelling saleswoman. However, her son supported her in constructing a store in her home; which she has been running for two years. Since then she has given all of her attention to her store, everyday from 6:00 in the morning until 11:00 at night. But her working hours are less because the store is in her home and her home activities are not disrupted. Her projects are not finished, Hilda has the dream to improve her store with new refrigerators for her drinks and to improve the appearance of her store to attract more clients and increase her income.

This is her thirteenth loan and all this time she has been learning and changing the attitudes of her companions; they not only had the opportunity to obtain a loan, but also they were also able to develop abilities in organization. The money that she solicits will be invested in the purchase of merchandise, but her priority is the purchase of some display cases to improve the environment of her store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Breanne Kochert

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