A loan of $1,175 helped to buy chicken and vegetables.


Maria Elena's story

Maria Elena is 36 years old and lives with her husband who sells charcoal in different places, wholesale. They have a daughter who is studying.

Elena has a lot of experience in her business and provides good customer service. She works almost full time in her store and has a solid customer base because of her good customer service, her speed and her extensive stock of products. She tries to keep her store well stocked since competition is always present. Elena says that her previous loan helped her to stock her store and allowed her to better present her products in order to ensure their return. She would like to take a step further, expand her services and continue stocking her store, selling chicken and some vegetables. For this reason, she is renewing her loan to buy chicken and vegetables.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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