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Total loan: $800
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Carmelina


A loan of $800 helped purchase inventory for her business.


Carmelina's story

Carmelina T. D. H. lives in the Zacatecoluca department of La Paz. Carmelina is 47 years old and lives with her husband, who works as a motorcycle driver, and their three children, who are 21, 17, and 10 years old respectively and they are all students. Carmelina has spent half her life, a consistent 23 years, running her business, a general store. Over the years, she has been able to use her business's income to support her husband. Recently, she has expanded her sales by making snacks and selling them in the afternoon. Carmelina's wish is to continue expanding her business, which is why she is seeking this loan to increase her store's inventory and buy ingredients for her snacks.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Julia Kastner



Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: October 23, 2009

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Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: October 23, 2009