A loan of $300 helped to buy fruits and vegetables.

Flor Marina's story

Flor, 36, lives in San Jorge, San Miguel department. She is a fruit and vegetable merchant. She lives with her husband and three children who are 6, 8 and 11 years of age and economically dependent on their children. She started the business on her own initiative in 2004 with help from her husband. Customers are neighbors and visitors to the town.

She is asking for a loan to buy plantains, apples, chilies, carrots and others that are the most sought after by customers. This investment will help Flor have more merchandise thus generating higher income to meet household expenses.

Flor hopes to grow with her business so that it will proviD. economic stability to the home thus managing to raise her children so that they can become professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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