A loan of $1,275 helped to buy basic grains, soda, and dairy products.


Nelis Del Carmen's story

Nelis, 57, is a widow and the mother of two daughters. She's a merchant who has a small store in her house. She installed this business to earn income to help support her family's expenses. This allowed her to develop as a merchant, to meet more customers, and to understand their needs. Previously she sold a variety of merchandise in the market with her husband, but when he died she had to learn how to survive on her own. She needs the loan to buy basic grains, soda, and dairy products. This will allow her to keep products in the shop that her customers want and need, and that also allow her to increase her income. One of her plans for the future is to open a small clothing and variety store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall


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