A loan of $750 helped purchase merchandise for her store; acquire corn in bulk & vegetables.

Zoila Esperanza's story

Zoila Esperanza Q. is 44 years old and lives with her three children (ages 7, 9, and 14). Her mother also lives with them and acts as her right hand when taking care of the home and managing her business. Zoila and her family reside in Tonacatepeque, which is located in the city of San Salvador. She is a responsible and hardworking mother. Even though she must assume the role of both father and mother, she has been able to move her family forward and provide everything her children need for their studies. All of this has been made possible thanks to Zoila’s tremendous efforts. She has a store where she sells food products such as bread and candy. Her inventory also includes basic necessities such as soap and shampoo. She also makes tortillas every day at noon and sells vegetables outside of house. Her mother helps with managing the business and making tortillas. Their efforts have helped her businesses remain stable.

Zoila is requesting a loan so that she can restock her store, as well as buy corn in bulk and vegetables so that she can provide better service to her customers. To help her family succeed, she seeks to improve her sales as a priority.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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