A loan of $1,000 helped to buy candies, fruit and drinks.


Catalina's story

Catalina is 44 years of age, and lives with her three children in her own home. She owns a store where she sells items such as candies, drinks and fruit, and has had this small business for several years. This has given her lots of valuable experience, which has allowed her to earn more profits.

Catalina’s stall is located in an area where there are lots of people. She has built up a large, regular customer base, as they prefer to come to her as they know she sells quality products at good prices. Most of all, she provides an excellent service. Catalina is an active woman, who is hardworking, honest, and with a strong desire to get ahead. Every day she strives to give her best, as she knows that this is the way to succeed.

Like any retailer, Catalina wants to expand her business. This is why she has requested a loan from Integral, which will allow her to buy candies, fruit, drinks and so on. Catalina has good payment references, and is sure that she will be able to repay her loan. She is also confident that she will be able to give her family a well-rounded life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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