A loan of $1,025 helped tO BUY NEW PRODUCTS FOR HER GENERAL STORE.


Simona Alicia's story

Mrs. Simona G. operates a general store from her own home. She will use this loan to buy goods for her store, expanding her merchandise to see if she can offer different products to her customers.

She began in business selling ice, ice cream, juices, and soft drinks in the neighborhood. Upon seeing that this sold well, she decided to install a general store. Simona has operated the store from her house for 10 years, working daily from 7 in the morning until 8 at night. Her daughter helps her. Simona hopes that with these new products, her clientèle will increase.

Simona is a widow and mother to 2 daughters who no longer depend on her, although at times she provides help to her grandchildren.

She has had 13 loans during her 6 years with CEPRODEL, and the loans have helped her business to become more solid than those of the competition.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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