A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase an assortment of merchandise for her store.


Alba Nery's story

Alba Nery T. is from a town in the Colombian Andes. Along with her mother, husband, and four children, she decided to move to Medellín in search of a better future. When she arrived, Alba used what little savings she had to start her own business. One could not find a better name for her shop, “Tienda La Esperanza” (Store of Hope). She has taken advantage of this opportunity to improve her quality of life and move forward.


Alba needs a loan to buy an assortment of merchandise so that she can have more inventory and offer a wider variety of products to her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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