A loan of $1,575 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Benedicta Albertina's story

Benedicta is a woman who very much wants to get ahead in order to offer her children a better quality of life. From a very early age she learned commerce because her parents taught her how to work and she is very grateful to them because it’s her way of earning a livelihood to help her family.

She opens her store at 6 in the morning and goes until 8 at night; she closes early because the area she lives in is very dangerous and she would prefer not to be a target for crime. Her husband is a merchant who works selling various products from place to place and her two children are minors attending public school.

She will use the loan she’s requesting to buy products like rice, sugar, dairy products, noodles, etc. to have on the shelves and offer more variety. In the future she’d like to build a cement house because hers is made of sugarcane stalks to provide her children with a safer future because the sector they live in is very dangerous.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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