A loan of $275 helped to buy basic grains, sugar, oil, oats, soap, detergent, bleach, canned goods, matches, bread, milk, and eggs.


Mirna Magali's story

Mirna is 29 years old, is married, is a mother to two children, and lives in the city of Granada. She is a merchant who operates a small convenience store in her home. Her husband works as a security guard while she tends to her business and takes care of their children. Previously, Mirna used to work as a maid, but the job offered neither stability nor a fixed income to support her family. One of her sisters advised her to put the convenience store in her house.

At first, she only sold very little as she did not have enough capital to supply her store. But she advertised her business in the neighborhood, introduced more products, and more customers have arrived.

Mirna seeks the loan to buy basic grains, sugar, oil, oats, soap, detergent, bleach, canned goods, matches, bread, milk, and eggs. These are some of the products most requested by her customers, and they are the ones she must sell to improve her income. Mirna wants to continue expanding her merchandise and to buy better shelves to display her products.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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