A loan of $1,000 helped to buy oil, rice, beans, sugar, snacks, detergent, sweet rolls, etc.

Carmen's story

Carmen, 55, lives with her husband Roberto, 48, and her 17 year old daughter who is in school. Carmen has a small store in her home, which has stayed open thanks to her work and dedication. For her the customers come first, which is why she always tries to take care of them with a smile and a friendly attitude. Her dream is to see her business flourish to where she has a lot of customers and they always find what they are looking for. She would like to be able to satisfy a larger demand in order to increase her sales and income so that she can give her family a different reality. This has motivated her to request a loan from INTEGRAL to invest in the purchase of items for her store like oil, rice, beans, sugar, snacks, detergent, sweet rolls, etc that will help her achieve her dream. She has full confidence that she will get good results that will allow her to reach the quality of life that she wants.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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