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Total loan: $500

Terezinha

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Ainaro, Ainaro, Timor-Leste / Retail

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A loan helped to buy additional goods such as biscuits, noodles, sugar, coffee and many other things to resell at her store.


Terezinha's story

Terezinha is a modest and enterprising 32-year-old married woman. She has a very good understanding and experience of general stores.

She has one of her own, which has been running for many years. Her store is located in an excellent spot where it is easy to find and many people always come to buy her goods every day. Running her business has made Terezinha become more independent, because she can be responsible for herself and also help support her family's everyday income.

She would like a loan of $500 through Kiva’s Field Partner KIF to help improve her store. She plans to use this loan to buy additional goods such as biscuits, noodles, sugar, coffee and many other things to resell at her store. Terezinha hopes to expand the size of her business in the future as the result of her investment and wants to thank lenders for the opportunity.