A loan of $1,175 helped to buy rice, sugar, condiments, snacks and soft drinks.

Ingrid Del Carmen's story

Ingrid is an enterprising woman at the age of 21. This is demonstrated by the fact that even at her young age she is able to maintain a well stocked shop. She lives in Duran and is single with no children; she is currently focused on her business. She opened the store when she was 18 after finishing high school. She wanted to earn money to help in her home. Since there was no store in her area, she decided to start one there.

She is grateful to her parents for the help she has received and to Kiva partner Banco D-MIRO S.A., who opened the doors to her, having faith in her and offering her her first loan. For this reason she works every day from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. selling staples such as rice, sugar, condiments, snacks, soft drinks, etc. She hopes to be able to increase her sales to cover all of her expenses and to help her family as always.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kara Gibson

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