A loan of $800 helped bUYING PERISHABLE PRODUCTS TO SELL IN HER STORE.


Carmen Elena's story

Carmen is 45 years old and a very happy and kind woman who works from her home, located in the department of San Salvador. She has a store in which she sells products of primary necessity for the home and for people, including soap, shampoo, bread, milk, sweets, and other products normally found in this type of store.

Carmen lives with her husband who also works as a merchant, and their 3 children who study in the university. She can count on very good references from her neighbors and friends, since both Carmen and her husband are very hard-working people who dedicate themselves to the well-being of their home.

Carmen requests a loan to restock her store with necessities and increase her inventory. In this manner, she will offer more products to her customers, improve her earnings, and be able to get ahead together with her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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