A loan of $800 helped to buy a variety of products such as: sugar, beverages, rice, beans, salt, sweets, pastries etc.

Rina Patricia's story

Rina Patricia is 39 years old and lives in the family home with her son aged 14 who is studying. She has a husband and another son in the United States who occasionally send a little money so that they can carry on surviving. However, this is not a fixed income as her husband does not have permanent employ in the States and only sends remittances when he can. Rina is not a woman who sits and waits. Three years ago she decided to open a small shop thanks to her husband's economic contributions. Here she sells a variety of staple products. She is very well known in the area as she is a kind, enterprising and helpful woman. She has taken the decision to ask INTEGRAL for a loan in order to grow her business and invest in the purchase of a variety of products such as: sugar, rice, beans, beverages, salt, sweets, pastries and other such products that will attract more customers. She trusts in 'Dios todo poderoso' (God the almighty) to get ahead in this way and improve her own and her family's quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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