A loan of $500 helped investing in her business.


Josefina's story

Josefina is a widow and has a grocery store called “Abarrotes Martínez” ["Martínez Groceries"]. She has operated this store for eight years, and she has kept it going through hard work. Josefina has been a widow for several years, and she lives alone. She would like to expand her business and increase her sales. She needs this loan to buy more merchandise such as canned foods, soft drinks, candy and other grocery items for her store. Josefina would like to save up a fund for her old age.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman


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