A loan of $1,000 helped to buy basic grains, candy, instant food, beverages, and soap.


Maria Consuelo's story

María Consuelo, 39, lives with her life partner Hernán and her three children. She has a store where she sells necessities, basic grains, milk, bread, and soap, among other things. She has had the business for several years and has a lot of experience in sales, which allows her to earn the best profit. The store is located in her home in a buy community. She has a lot of customer. People prefer her because her store is stocked with quality products at good prices, and she also has excellent service. María is an enterprising and active woman who is dedicated to her job and very much wants to get ahead. She's always hoping for new opportunities that will put her on the road to success. Like any good merchant she wants to grow her business. She needs a new investment, though, so she's asking Integral for a loan to buy basic grains, candy, instant food, beverages, soap, etc. María Consuelo has a good payment record and is very responsible. She's certain that she'll be able to repay the debt and give her family a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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