A loan of $1,200 helped to buy school supplies such as notebooks, pencils, erasers, socks, shirts, and school uniforms.


Lely Del Carmen's story

Lely lives in the city of León and has a retail business. She is the owner of a grocery story which she has been able to stock thanks to the support of Kiva lenders. She used the loan to buy basic grains, and she even managed to sell chicken and meat since she bought the freezer that she so much needed. She feels that her business has been growing little by little.

Now she is applying for a loan to buy school supplies such as notebooks, pencils, erasers, socks, shirts, and school uniforms since the school season is approaching and her customers are asking her a lot about these products; this is an opportunity to improve her sales. She always continues with her goal of selling new products and making her business more sustainable.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry


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