A loan of $1,150 helped to buy merchandise for her grocery business.

Juana Estela's story

Juana Estela and her husband Miguel have already finished repaying their loan with Kiva, which they used to invest in their grocery business. They are requesting a loan again to invest in their business with merchandise such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, cold cuts. Her customers are requesting that she sell these kinds of products, but she does not have the money necessary to make the investment and she doesn't want to use the capital she makes through the income from her business.

Juana Estela and Miguel are originally from the state of Coahuila but they have lived for more than 20 years in the city of Nuevo Laredo. They have five children who are currently studying in primary school and preschool. They want to give the best to their children. They also want their business to be better supplied and their customers to be able to find what they need.

They will repay their loan with the profits they make through the sales from their business and with the income her husband Miguel makes through his work as a carpenter (building homes) they will cover the family expenses and those for their children's schooling.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters

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