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A loan of $800 helped to purchase rice, corn, beans, sugar, coffee, bread, butter, churros, etc.


Santos Carminda's story

Señora Santos Carminda R. is 35 years old, married and has three children ages 10, 12 and 14. She lives with her family in the Guanacaste neighborhood in San Esteban, Olancho. She is a very hard-working person. Six years ago she started her first business running a small restaurant, but for the past two years she has been selling groceries. She has a small store that she runs out of her house. Business hours are from 6:00 am until 9:00 pm. The main advantage of this business is that there are no other grocery stores in her neighborhood so all her neighbors shop at her store.

She is requesting a loan to buy more groceries in order to increase and diversify her stock. Her goal is to have a small market that will bring in a better income so that she can continue supporting her children's studies. She would like to see them go to college and to improve their quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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