A loan helped to buy merchandise to sell.

Isidora Monserrate's story

In the "24 de Mayo" parish, the humble people work in short cycle agriculture (onions, beans, and tomatoes), animal husbandry (chickens and pigs), and general commerce.

Isadora, 62, is in a common-law marriage and has 5 grown children who are independent. Her husband is a professional driver and drives a dump-truck. Isadora is trying to maintain her business selling merchandise that she displays in a glass display case that she puts outside her son's store. There, she sells cell phone recharges, water, soft drinks, yogurts, clothing, notebooks, Avon and Yanbal brand perfumes, caramels, snacks, etc., on a daily basis. She also has a freezer and sells ice cream. One of her daughter-in-laws helps her with the business when she is busy, but generally Isadora is the one who always waits on customers.

With this new loan, Isadora will buy perfumes, ice cream, snacks, notebooks, pens, and other items. Her dream is to have her own shop in the center of town where there are no unoccupied shops.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar.

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It is accompanied by useful, real-life business training.

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