A loan of $300 helped to buy beans, rice, pasta, bread, milk, coffee, sugar, etc.

Paulina De Jesus's story

Paulina, 49, lives in her own house with her family. She has made a living with her store for several years. With a lot of effort and dedication she has managed to keep her business active because it's one of her main sources of income. The business is located strategically in her home so it's attractive to the customers, who are motivated to request her products.

She's known as a hardworking and responsible woman because she always has a goal for herself. She works very hard to achieve this, always keeping in mind that she wants to give her family the best.

Paulina has been thinking about how to make her business grow because lately she has noticed a slight increase in demand for her products. All this has motivated her to approach Integral for a loan to invest in store products such as beans, rice, pasta, bread, milk, coffee, sugar, etc. This way she can offer her customers better service and increase her profits, thus allowing her to improve her quality of life and that of her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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