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Total loan: $1,000

Amada Leonora

Zacatecoluca, La Paz Department, El Salvador / Retail

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A loan helped to buy a computer and printer to provide a better service in her stationary store.

Amada Leonora's story

Amada studied until high school. She is a single mother and one of her daughters depends on her.

Amada has had a stationary store for 8 months and decided to take the business due to the demand from customers, as there was no other stationary store nearby. The business is near her home and she works from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Her daughter helps her attending her customers. Furthermore, in that same store, she sells other products like piñatas and candy. Before, Amada used to work at a pharmacy.

Amada will use the loan to buy a computer and a printer to provide a better service in her stationary store.

She dreams about starting a cibercafe, expanding her stationary store, supporting her daughter to study and paying the loan on time.