A loan of $1,000 helped rice, oil, canned goods.


Ana Empeatriz's story

35 year old Ana is a hard-working woman who with great effort has a small store in the front part of her house built of reeds.

She lives in a suburban area called Fortín and works helping her husband support their five children ages 13, 10, 5, 4, and 3. She began her business three years ago selling basic needs items. Today she works in the store from 6:00 AM until 10:00 PM with the help of her sister she also works on the weekends. In the store she sells rice, sugar, candy, canned goods, etc. The inconvenience she has working efficiently is having to buy the goods as the locale is very far and she has to rent a car to take her.

She wishes to continue with her business and therefore with the loan she wants to buy rice, oil and canned goods in order to provide a better life for her children. In the future she wants to build a house out of cement and buy a small truck to make purchases for her store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Kendall



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