My name is Jessenia. I come from a very poor family. My parents were always trying to find work so we could eat. Without much guidance in my life and parents who were around, I got into a lot of trouble. At 19 I married, but my marriage was terrible. I ended up in prostitution and became addicted to drugs.
I wanted to turn my life around but I didn’t know how. One day I met Eliett. She spoke to me about a better life and how to change my life around. She believed in me and gave me a loan to start a small business ($300).
I have begun to turn my life around. It is still very hard and the temptation not to go back to a former life is sometimes hard. Sometimes my sales are only $2 to $4 a day.
I am thankful though for Eliett and her commitment to working with me.