A loan of $1,000 helped to buy stock inventory.

Edwin's story

Edwin Solís C., 25, is married to Miguelina Marquina, 27, and they have a 4-year-old daughter. They live in Palca Grande, 90 kilometers from the city of Sacaba. They are humble, low-income people that lack funds to enlarge their grocery store. They sell basic needs items: rice, sugar, pasta, cooking oil, salt and liquefied gas. Additionally, they farm tubers (potatoes). The community is quite removed from the city; public transportation in the area is sporadic, buses are available once a week only.

Edwin lacks funds to increase his grocery inventory so he needs funding to do so. His store is the only one in the area that provides these basic need items. It is very difficult for them to go to traditional banks in the city to solicit loans. CIDRE is closer and works with rural communities so they are able to call upon it to request loans to improve their business.

Edwin’s wife, Miguelina, tells us that her greatest dream is that her daughter become a nurse. In order for this to happen, she must have funds enough and savings to pay for her studies. Her hope is that she would later come back to work in the community because many women suffer illnesses and her daughter could then help the humble people of her community.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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