A loan of $500 helped to buy basic grains, candy, bread, instant products, and drinks.


Lorenza's story

Lorenza is 61 years old, and she lives with her daughter. She has a store where she sells basic needs products like rice, beans, eggs, milk, bread, and soap, among others. She has had the business for several years, and this has gifted her with a lot of sales experience. This allows her to get better income. Her business is located in an area where a lot of people live. Most of her customers are her neighbors and the people who come to a nearby field for the week-end. They prefer her because her store is the best stocked. They always find what they need, a quality product at reasonable prices. Above all, she provides excellent service. Lorenza is an enterprising, energetic, and very tenacious woman. She is always looking for ways to help meet her goals. Her biggest secret is effort and perseverance. She knows that this is the only way she will achieve the success she so desires. Like all good merchants, she wants to expand her business. However, she needs capital to do so. That is why she is requesting a loan from Integral. The loan will allow her to buy basic grains, candy, bread, instant products, and drinks, etc. Lorenza has good payment references, and she affirms that she will be able to repay the debt. At the same time, she has faith that she will give her family a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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