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A loan of $650 helped the purchase of rice, beans, sugar, butter, oil, ham, candles, matches, light bulbs, batteries, toilet paper, drinks, churros, candies, threads, oat cereal, pasta, sauces, cheese.


Aida Esperanza's story

Mrs. Aida Esperanza L. R. is 66 and sells common consumer products. She has a small convenience store in her home where she sells everything related to basic household items, as well as dairy products such as cheeses and butter.
This business is her only source of income. It is located on the main street of the El Centro Neighbourhood. This is a strategic location in the Trojes municipality, since there is a lot of pedestrian activity from many different neighbourhoods.
Mrs. L. is very well-known in the area as a woman of good character.
She will use this loan for the purchase of merchandise to stock her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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