A loan of $400 helped to buy bananas and carbonated soft-drinks.

Narda's story

Narda, 49, is a cheerful, enterprising woman. She’s divorced living with her mother and two minor children who are 16 and 13 years old who she strives for in order to get ahead. She lives in her mother’s house.

Narda’s work consists in selling bananas and beverages. She has a well-equipped space inside her mother’s house for this purpose she opened five years ago and she’s become well-known in the zone during this time. She does this activity with her mother’s help and they do it very enthusiastically. What she likes about her work is that it allows her to earn income that gives her the peace of mind to be able to provide her children with the best. It’s profitable and she likes to socialize. She comments that at the beginning she had economic problems and did not have the capital needed to open her business. But she got a loan and this facilitated her purchasing what she needed. She continues striving thanks to her stand being very popular. She very much wants to expand the business and in future open a restaurant because she likes to cook.

She will be able to use the loan to buy products to expand the business always looking for volume purchases to get better prices and be better-received and to earn higher profits.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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