A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase more products for her general store. The store provides her only source of income and lets her care for her young son.

Yeni Jackeline's story

Yeni Jackeline D. Mejia is 27 years old and lives with her mother and her two younger brothers, and her young son who is 7 years old and completely dependent on Yeni. They live is Puerto el Triunfo in Usulutan, a place which is full of tourists who come for its beautiful beaches. Yeni runs a small general store where she sells snacks and groceries, and every day items such as bread, eggs, milk and others. The business has a good location and is the only shop in the area, which helps Yeni a lot, and enables her to count on a wide customer base. She is requesting a loan to purchase more products to offer her customers. This business is very important for Yeni, and it is her only source of income to care for her son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Charnes

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