A loan of $1,050 helped to purchase beans, sugar, coffee, soap, milk, oil, eggs and other items for her business.

Maria Erlinda's story

Ms. Erlinda is single and lives with a granddaughter. She has always enjoyed business and has had her grocery store for 40 years, where she sells a variety of products such as rice, beans, sugar, eggs, coffee, bread, milk, toilet paper, soap, beverages and other items. She waits on customers every day of the week. Her customers come to her because of her good service since she is very friendly and always smiling. She makes her purchases once a week at the market in her community.

She is seeking a loan in the amount of 20,000.00 HNL for the purchase of a range of products for her business in order to be able to offer variety to her customers. Thanks to her income from her business she has been able to make a number of improvements to her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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