A loan of $1,075 helped bUYING CREAMS, SHAMPOOS, HAIR CONDITIONERS, SOFT DRINKS, TOILET PAPER, SANITARY NAPKINS, SOAPS, BATTERIES, CANDLES, HAIR GEL, Q-TIPS, NAIL POLISH, DEODORANTS, BREAD, TOOTH PASTE, RAZORS, ETC.


Maria Del Carmen's story

Maria del Carmen is a merchant who has a general store, operating under the name 'Pulpería MARYCARMEN'. It is located in her house in Las Flores (The Flowers) barrio, in the city of El Paraíso (The Paradise). She has more than 6 years of experience in running her business. Maria administers it personally and during all this time, things have gone well. She comments that the business pays for the family's expenses and obligations. At the same time, Maria has a farm with 3 ½ acres of coffee that can be harvested, giving her an added source of income. The loan will be used to better supply the business, increasing sales and improving the conditions of life for Maria and her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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