A loan of $1,500 helped to buy groceries, refreshments, and a variety of sweets in order to supply her store.


Emiliana's story

Emiliana is 40 years old. She is single with four children who are 6, 9, 15 and 18 years old and all of them are students. Emiliana works selling groceries and a variety of vegetables in her neighborhood store which is located in Amboro. This loan is her first sequence with the institution. Emiliana is going to use this loan in order to buy groceries, refreshments, and a variety of sweets in order to supply her store. Her reason for asking for a loan is that she lacks working capital. Emiliana faces challenges in her business such as competition from the many stores that are in her neighborhood. Emiliana is a friendly person and she treats her clients well. She is going to use the proceeds to continue buying merchandise and thus be able to generate more income. Her desire is to see her children become professionals and to be able to finish constructing her small house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand



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