A loan of $1,075 helped to buy rice, oil, sugar, etc for her store.

Alba Carmita's story

Alba is 57 years old. She is a single mother and has adult children who are independent. When her ex-husband abandoned her, she had to find a way to meet the household expenses, and it was then, already 15 years ago, that she decided to set up a store selling groceries in general, since there was no grocery store in her neighborhood. She presently works from Monday to Sunday from 8 in the morning to 9 in the evening. With the loan, Alba will buy rice, oil, sugar, etc. Her goal is to be able to have a mini market so that she can thus increase her customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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