A loan of $550 helped to buy food staples.

Alba Marleny's story

Alba, age 39, is married and has four children. She lives in the rural community of Rio Bonito in the Siguatepeque municipality, Comayagua.

Only she, with her grocery store, and her husband with his work contribute financially to the household. Her children are 17, 14, 11, and 8 years old. They go to school, and in their free time they help tend to the customers in the grocery store.

Alba started her business approximately four years ago. She started with the sale of food products. She has currently requested a loan to stock her business more. She will buy basic grains, sugar, eggs, cleaning products, and soft drinks.

She is motivated because she believes that the loan will be useful to her in offering a greater variety of products in her business. She will get more customers and greater income for the family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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