A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase supplies such as beverages, rice, beans, oil, candy, paper, sweet bread, coffee, and other products.


Thelma Claribel's story

Thelma Claribel is 41 years old. She lives in her own home with her life partner and two children, ages 4 and 13. The older child is in school. Her dream is to see her children become important professionals and to have better conditions than she has had. Thelma’s children mean everything to her, and she works hard in order to get them ahead in life. She sells basic necessities in a small store that she has established. She is a reliable woman who is full of kindness, and she has gained the confidence of her neighbors. They prefer shopping with her because she always has what they need and above all, she treats them well.

There is a school in front of her home, and this is a strategic location for her business because it allows her to have many customers. The children are always looking to buy a variety of sweets, candy, sweet bread, and other products. Lately, she has been thinking about how to grow her business and has decided to stock her store with a variety of products that are attractive to her customers. For this reason, she is requesting a loan from Integral. She will use the loan to purchase supplies such as beverages, rice, beans, oil, candy, paper, sweet bread, coffee, and other products. This will enable her to attract more customers and fulfill her dream of giving her children better opportunities in life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz



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