A loan of $350 helped to purchase merchandise for the business.

Fausta Teofila's story

Mrs. Fausta is 40 years old, married and has one daughter. Upon seeing that the income that her husband provided as a taxi driver was not enough to cover their basic expenses, they decided to start a business which they called “Miscelánea Mary”(Mary's corner shop). This business has been in existence for 9 years. They sell groceries, sweets, refreshments, dairy products, paper products, fried food, ice cream and others. Fausta has developed a liking for the store and it has become more than a business but her life's project. It allows them to have a source of income while being their own boss. She likes to treat her customers kindly and to have everything that they might need. For this reason she is requesting a loan to be able to buy merchandise and stock her store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Bobbit

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