A loan of $750 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.


Irma's story

The borrower has four children, three boys who are 27, 26 and 21 years old and a 12-year-old daughter. She’s a vegetable merchant. She buys tomatoes, lima beans and onions, among other vegetables and sells them in the market in Anta. She also has a grocery store that she wants to stock for the upcoming Christmas holidays. She wants to use the loan to buy sacks of flour, bags of rice, noodles, milk, oil and panettones [traditional Christmas sweet bread]. She will also buy wine and champagne for the Christmas festivities. She will invest the loan in the purchase of products like panettones, wine, champagne and basic staples and will use part of it to buy vegetables for immediate sale. She wants to use income from her business to finish building her house and to continue supporting her children’s studies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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