A loan of $500 helped purchase merchandise for her store.

Isabel Teonila's story

Isabel Teonila M. H. is 47 years old and lives in Ciudad Delgado, which is in the Department of San Salvador, with her 22 year old daughter who works at a clothing factory.

Isabel has worked all of her life and managed to raise her daughter by herself. As a single mother, she continues to face many difficult situations even though she has been able to get ahead. Isabel invested great effort to open a store where she sells food, household products, and other items. Little by little, her business grew despite the difficulty she faced to maintain it. The store is located inside of her home.

Isabel is requesting a loan because she wants to invest in her store. She plans to restock it with everything necessary to increase her sales. Thanks to this business, Isabel and her daughter have been able to achieve an acceptable level of financial stability.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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