A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase staple grains, meats, bread, beverages, etc.

Maria Amalia's story

María Amalia lives with her three children. She owns a store where she sells basic consumer goods, staple grains, meats, milk, and bread among other things. In addition, she also sells pupusas (traditional Salvadoran stuffed tortillas) which helps her to supplement her household expenses. She has experience in sales and her business in located in her home in a busy, well traveled neighborhood. She has many customers who prefer her business because all of her products are of first-rate quality, at good prices and with excellent service. María is an energetic woman who is dedicated to her work and who has a great desire to her dreams. She puts forth her maximum effort because she knows that only in this way will she achieve success. In the past several weeks, she has observed that the demand for her products has increased and she wants to take advantage of the opportunity to make a new investment, but she doesn't have sufficient capital. Therefore, she has requested a loan from INTEGRAL which will allow her to purchase staple grains, meats, bread, snacks, beverages, etc. María Amalia has good credit references and is responsible. She is certain that she will be able to pay off the debt and at the same time, she's confident that she will provide her family with a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathryn Luehm

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