A loan of $1,025 helped to provide working capital.


Margarita's story

Margarita is very shy but very hardworking. She’s had family problems since she was a little girl and always had to work however she could. Things didn’t change when she got together with her children’s father. After a while he left her with her children and since she’s accustomed to working, started selling vegetables. She began selling some vegetables on foot, especially potatoes, and learned of places where she could set up her vegetables. Little by little she began selling more vegetables and acquired a stall at the country market in Chimoré, where she currently lives and does business.

She’s always in motion, since her vegetable selling business demands it. She negotiates prices, looks for more accessible suppliers, and makes contacts in hopes of new advantages, etc.

Having the sole responsibility for supporting her children requires her to invest more into her business each week. This loan will provide additional working capital that will eventually result in increased income. Margarita’s goal is for her children not to have to deal with the challenges she had to face and her work is always focused on providing them a better quality of life. This loan will help and allow her to rotate more merchandise and in this way improve her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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