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Santos Aurora's story

Santos is 32 years old and resides in San Miguel with her mother and 2 children, aged 8 and 9. She is a single mother who runs a store that she began on her own initiative some 6 years ago. She attends to it every day from 5:00 am until 7:00 pm. Santos offers her customers everything related to the home.

At present, she is taking the initiative to invest in the business and requests a loan to do so, buying domestic products, especially drinks, condiments, chicken, and non-perishable products such as rice, cooking oil, toilet paper, and sugar. These purchases will replenish her store, helping it stand up to the competition, since it will carry all the things needed for the home.

Santos' purpose is to maintain her store and attract customers with her quality products and good service. She expects to receive added earnings that will help her children in their studies and to advance. Also, within the home, she will be able to maintain the services necessary to have an adequate life together with her mother and the children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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