A loan of $1,000 helped to buy basic grains (sugar, rice, beans and corn), oil, detergent, beauty products, paper, etc..


Ana Maribel's story

Ana Maribel is 54 years old. She lives in her house with her three children who are grown, and her husband José Santos L.. Ana has a small store close to her house. The area has easy access and is frequented by its residents. Ana is an enterprising woman and she wants to see her business flourish in order to improve her lifestyle and that of her family. This business has been the main source of income for Ana for 10 years. Thanks to her husband's help, they have been able to keep it going all of this time. Ana wants to supply her business with a variety of store products in order to attract more customers and meet her goal. This has motivated her to ask for a loan from INTEGRAL to invest in a variety of products such as: basic grains (sugar, rice, beans and corn), oil, detergent, beauty products, paper, etc. These are the products that are the most attractive for the customers and have the highest demand. She hasn't lost faith that in this way she will be able to have a higher quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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