A loan of $1,000 helped to buy rice, sugar, cooking oil and other products for her store.


Manuela Maria's story

Manuela is 54 years old. She is a hard-working woman who started her business by selling soft drinks and juices, and little by little her store expanded with a greater variety of goods.

She starts work at 6 a.m. and continues until 10 p.m. every day, with the help of her son. She has three grown children, one of whom helps her with the store. With the loan, she would like to buy rice, sugar and cooking oil in order to incraese her sales and obtain a higher income. Her goal is to be able to stock her store with products that her customers need.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman



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