A loan of $1,125 helped to buy bulk grains, sweets, canned goods, toilet paper, detergent and soup.


Maria Elena's story

Doña Maria Elena runs a grocery store out of her home. She started this business 20 years ago, initially selling sweets to children and then little by little reinvesting in her business so that she could sell bulk grains, which is what people buy most. She says that her goal in establishing this business was to find an alternative means of supporting her son. She is currently requesting this loan to buy bulk grains, sweets, canned goods, toilet paper, detergent and soup. She dreams of continuing to expand her business until she has converted to selling bulk goods.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney



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