A loan of $850 helped to buy cigarettes and coffee to increase the inventory of products she offers to her customers.


Blanca Estella's story

Blanca is a person who is well-known as being very hard-working, and who always is striving for her family's well-being. At the age of 59, Blanca is married and the mother of 7 children, who are her motivation for working hard in her business. Previously, Blanca was a mobile vendor, but thanks to a government program she was able to obtain a space in a shopping center. In this shop, Blanca offers coffee and cigarettes, and thanks to this work she generates sufficient income to support her household. Since she has had very good sales, the inventory of products Blanca offers has decreased, and for this reason she hopes that a loan will give her the opportunity to buy cigarettes and coffee to increase the inventory of products she offers to her customers.

Blanca hopes that her sales will continue to increase, so she can offer a good quality of life to her family, in addition to offering a good education to her younger children. Blanca dreams of being able to locate her business in a better shop, since the one where she is now is very small, and in this way she would be more visible to customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman



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