A loan of $1,025 helped to buy rice, sugar, canned goods, preserved meats and cleaning products.

Ana Maria Del Carmen's story

Ana lives in Playas with her family which is made up by her mother, brother and daughter. She is divorced and her housed is made of reeds, in which she has water and electricity. This is due to the fact that her neighborhood is in the next set of improvements. She began to work in commerce when she was very young, beginning with the itinerant sale of imitation jewelry because her parents did not have many economic resources. She has always liked working. Because of this her business has continued growing with the passage of time.

Currently she has a store in her house in which she sells a little bit of everything including rice, sugar by the pound, canned goods, preserved meats, cleaning products, etc. She also sells clothing from catalogs when customers place orders with her. She does not have a set schedule but she normally begins at 6:30 in the morning and goes until 9:00 at night. She does not close her business because when she is not around her mother or brother help her attend to the store. She hopes to receive the loan to buy the goods that she needs for her store. She would like to be able to expand her business and improve her income in the future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti

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