A loan of $600 helped to buy basic grains, sweets, eggs, bread and drinks to sell in her home-based business.


Maria Isabel's story

María Isabel is thirty-five years old. She lives with her life companion, Oscar, and her children. She has a store where she sells stables, such as beans, milk, eggs, bread, and other items. She has been in this business for many years and this has given her sales experience that permits her to obtain the best earnings. It is located in her home in a busy neighborhood, which gives her many customers, the people preferring her because she always has the good quality product they need, at good prices and with an unequaled service to the customer’s order. María is a woman dedicated to her work, she is energetic and has goals to get ahead. Her biggest secret to success is persistence and love of work that is the only way to achieve what you want. Like all good merchants, she wants to increase her business and to make new investments but she needs capital and this is why she is asking Integral for a loan that will permit her to buy basic grains, sweets, eggs, bread, drinks, etc. María Isabel has good payment references, she vouches that she can pay the debt and she also hopes that it will give her family a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand



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