A loan of $700 helped to buy basic grains, sweets, soft drinks, bread, and medicines.

María Elva's story

María Elva lives with her partner and their children. She has a store in her house where she sells all kinds of basic products, such as chips, bread, cookies, and juices, among other things. She has acquired many new customers lately because she always has what people need at accessible prices. Also, María offers them excellent service. Because her charisma and friendliness, she tends to her customers joyfully. María Elva thinks that if we are the owners of our destiny, then we are the owners of our happiness. The increase in demand at her store has motivated María to make her business grow. So, she is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL that would allow her to buy basic grains, sweets, soft drinks, bread, and medicines at wholesale price so that she can generate greater earnings. María Ela has confidence that in this way she will be able to achieve economic security in her home and a better life for her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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