A loan of $850 helped to buy groceries and beverages.

Julia Cruz's story

Julia, 68, runs a grocery store out of her home. She lives in an area where most of the residents are merchants. She began her store 30 years ago and, fortunately, it has gone well. She works every day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. selling rice, canned goods, beverages, grains, etc. Julia is a widow and feels blessed to have been able to raise her children who are now adults. Her aspirations for the future include having a larger well-stocked store so she can generate more income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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