A loan of $775 helped to buy sacks of rice, canned goods and cereals.

Edith's story

Edith, 29, is living with her spouse, Máximo, and their little 7-year-old girl, Madeleine forming a home living in their own adobe house. For the last 8 years she’s been a grocer. She was able to set aside the ground floor of her house as a grocery store with support from her spouse and since then has been very well received by local neighbors generating good household income.

She believes that being able to be in her store allows her to keep in constant contact with her daughter since she was one of the motivating forces behind her opening the store. Nevertheless, delays in product delivery from some of her suppliers cause problems because she constantly loses customers. Because of this she believes that the best way to counteract this is by purchasing products and non-perishable foodstuffs at wholesale in order to have a better reserve.

For Edith, this is her 9th loan. With it she feels confident and grateful to make her payments. She also considers that work in her communal bank is more effective because it inspires confidence in her in all respects. She plans to use the 2,000 to buy sacks of rice, canned goods and cereals to have enough in reserve to avoid supply delays that harm her and her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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