A loan of $800 helped buy rice, sugar, shortening, coffee, eggs, corn, bread, flour, soft drinks, paper, churros, soap, pastas, juice, salsas, milk products, meat,.

Ada Esmeralda's story

Ada Rodríguez sells popular consumer ítems. She has a mini market named El Estudiante. She is a retired teacher who opted to start her business after her retirement. She has many years of experience in this type of business. She is a single mother with two dependent children who attend the university.

She is very happy with the business because it allows her to generate income, while at the same time she can be in her house without having to leave to work.

She is asking for a loan to be able to buy merchandise and have a bigger store. Her goal is to be able to have a market. What she most wishes for is to be able to help her children become professionals.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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