A loan of $1,150 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.


Maria Del Carmen's story

María used her previous Kiva loan to buy foodstuffs, rice and sugar; she increased sales. She also bought a new freezer and is now selling cold cuts.

She is currently going to buy a good supply of foodstuffs to stock her store with the products her customers buy most often and that she does not have. Her turnover is very quick so sales will increase and with them so will her income. This is the reason she’s calling on a Kiva loan to buy canned goods, cured meats, and dairy products and candy because her working capital is insufficient to invest in these new products but with a Kiva loan she’ll have them on display real soon.

Her message to Kiva lenders is the following: “I am very grateful for the Kiva loans because I’ve been able to continue working thanks to them because sometimes it’s difficult for me to restock quickly.”

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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