A loan of $600 helped to purchase beans, rice, sugar, bread, cookies, corn and wheat flour, tortillas, soft drinks, milk, juices, soups, pasta, salsas, salt, condiments, soap and toilet paper.

Santos Estela's story

Santos Estela A., 41, is married to Gonzalo Posadas who earns a living buying and selling dollars at the border town of El Amatillo. They have three children whom they support.

Ms. A. owns and manages a grocery store where for a number of years she has sold cheese, chicken and other meats, soft drinks, ham, sugar, coffee etc. Her business is located in the Morazan neighborhood of Nacaome Valle and she is open for business Monday to Sunday. Santos is a very hardworking person with very good moral and spiritual principles.

She will use the loan to invest in her grocery store.

Her greatest wish is that her daughter get a college degree and that her business would grow with each passing day.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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