A loan of $200 helped to purchase more grocery store products to supply her store.


Paulina's story

Paulina is 30 years old and she is originally from the district of Santa Rosa. She is married to Fortunato who is 34 years old and they have a daughter named Paula who is 7 years old. They live together in a house which is their own in the district of Santa Rosa. Paulina is a hardworking woman and she always tries to overcome adversities. Paulina is a merchant and she has a grocery store in the district market of Santa Rosa. Paulina's grocery store is the first to open so she starts to welcome clients very early. Her clients always patronize her establishment because they know that they can find the variety of products they are looking for, and most importantly, because they can find them at affordable prices. What she most enjoys about her work is chatting with her clients and to keep up with whatever is happening in the community. She has 4 years in the business and she considers the most difficult part is having to stand almost the entire day. But she knows she must do it in order to make her sales. With the loan she plans on renting another sales stand from where to sell vegetables. This is her eighth loan with MFP (Kiva Field Partner) and she feels that this support will help her greatly in the progress of her business. She is very well liked by her colleagues in their communal bank, especially because she is very committed to them. The loan she requests will help her purchase more groceries for her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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