A loan of $400 helped to buy rice, beans, sugar, oil, eggs, cured meats and pasta.


Silvia Carmelina's story

Silvia is married and lives with two children who are 19 and 23 years of age. She sells basic need items and has been in business for six years. She started the business with her children and is open from 6am until 7pm.

She currently needs a loan to buy rice, beans, sugar, oil, eggs, cured meats and pasta. This purchase will help her stock the store and have supplies on hand for her customers.

Silvia’s goal is to stay in business to help her family with the profits she earns because she wants her children to have a better future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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