A loan of $850 helped to purchase products for her business.


Mariela Del Carmen's story

Mariela del Carmen is a hardworking and enterprising woman who started in ADIM in the Paraisito group. She has now moved on to individual loans with the purpose of continuing to progress, and reaching her goal, which is to have a general store.

Nine years ago, Mariela opened her convenience store in which she sold snacks. Little by little, she has been expanding and investing in other areas. Five years ago she started selling clothing, and two years ago she installed an internet cafe.

She used her last loan to invest in the internet cafe with the purchase of computers. With this loan, she will purchase clothing merchandise.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry



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