A loan of $875 helped amongst other things, rice and sugar by the pound, supplies, soft drinks, juices, canned products and cleaning products.


Magdalena Paula's story

Magdalena runs a grocery store in the city of Quevedo. She started this business because she saw there was no other such business in the area. She manages and looks after the business herself every day from very early in the morning. She sells essential items since she needs to ensure she makes sales. She sells, amongst other things, rice and sugar by the pound, general supplies, soft drinks, juices, canned foods and cleaning products. She is not married but has a 12-year-old daughter who is her most important reason to continue fighting to get ahead. With the loan she will buy products to supply her business so that she can feel more secure and in this way she will be able to sell more and cover her costs and the loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer KAROLINA KOSZELSKI



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