A loan of $1,125 helped to buy cooking oil, rice, beans, sugar, toilet paper, canned sardines, food preparation products, cereals, jars of milk, dairy products, meat, brooms, and other merchandise to increase sales.


Maritza Antonia's story

Maritza, 36, has a lot of initiative. She had three children who are still in school. She and her husband run a general store that began as a small grocery store thanks to loan from a family member. Financing from Afodenic have allowed her to continue and both she and her husband are happy to be able to offer their customers a variety of every-day use products.

She extends credit to some of her customers who don't have enough money to buy all the food they need at one time and she recognizes their need. This creates a crisis for her business because she is then repaid only every two weeks.

She will use this funding to buy cooking oil, rice, beans, sugar, toilet paper, canned sardines, food preparation items, cereals, jars of milk, dairy products, meat, brooms, and other articles to increase her sales.

For the future, she would like to enlarge her sales space because it is very crowded currently. She hopes to reach her goal because it it important for them to break even in their business because all expenses like schooling, food, and medicines must come out of its profits.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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