A loan of $875 helped to purchase and stock up her convenience store with products such as detergents, soap, canned goods, basic grains, eggs, milk and juice,.


Maritza Apolinar's story

Martiza is a 52-year-old business woman. She is a single mother with a grown son who is financially independent. She sells shellfish in the Salinas Grandes district near to the coastal areas of León. She began working at 18 years old alongside her mother, who worked raising pigs. However, over time she started working for herself and started her own business of a convenience store and a business selling shellfish, which allowed her to raise her son and pay for the household expenses. She is taking out the loan to purchase and stock up her convenience store with products such as detergents, soap, canned food, basic grains, eggs, milk, and juice. Her goal is to have her convenience store well-stocked so that her customers can find everything they need with no products lacking.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack


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