A loan of $1,000 helped beverages, rice, and canned foods.

Carmen Leonor's story

Carmen is 55 years old and has been in the food business for quite some time. She had a store out of her sister's house, until she was able to buy land along the beach. For the past two years she was able to put her shop along the beach where she currently lives.

She opens her shop very early and works until 7:00pm. She doesn't have any obstacles and always trusts in God to grow her store without difficulties.

Carmen was married but has been separated from her husband for 24 years. He abandoned her and she currently does not know anything of him. She has 4 daughters, all are older and have families (ages: 37, 35, 28, and 25). With the loan she is going to buy supplies and products such as drinks, canned foods, etc.

One of her goals is to have a larger business with a good infrastructure and many customers. She does not remain alone, her daughters are always together helping each other and awaiting her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Dina Bach

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