A loan of $775 helped to buy rice, noodles, beef, drinks and other things.

Teodora's story

Teodora, 48, is a widow and has a grown son who always helps her out. Teodora has been a merchant for 7 years. She has a well-stocked dispensary with all of the basic goods in well-populated area of the city. She says that she began with a small kiosk when she moved to the Avenue, and with a lot of sacrifice she grew her business. There is a lot of competition in the area. She also says that she is very proud of her work because with her efforts she has been able to support and educate her only son. Now her son has a good job and helps her with the household costs. Teodora asks for a loan to buy rice, noodles, beef, drinks and other items so that she can continue offering variety to her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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