A loan of $550 helped to buy beans, rice, sugar, shortening, oil, chips, oatmeal, milk, cereal and dairy products.


Ela Gricelda's story

Ela, 41, is a merchant. She sells goods of daily necessity in a small grocery store in her home. Her customers prefer her because Ela is a very charismatic woman and takes good care of her customers. She also sells good-quality products and her prices are fair for the people who live in her area.

She will use the loan to buy groceries to stock her store. She wants to have it well stocked for the Christmas season which is when she sells the most. She is already preparing for that holiday. She needs the income to cover her costs of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus



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