A loan of $300 helped to buy basic grains such as rice, sugar, oil, beans, toilet paper, and cleaning products for her store.


Dolores Maria's story

Dolores, 58 years old, originally from Granada, mother of 5 independent adult children, is a merchant. She started working at a very early age with her mother making tortillas, but over time her mother became ill and it was then she decided to leave the business to her daughter. Later she decided to apply for a small loan for another business, a grocery store, and she has been the owner for more than 2 years. She has the support of her mother. Her expectations are to expand her business in order to increase sales and thus be able to gain higher profits. She is requesting the loan in order to buy basic grains such as rice, sugar, oil, beans, toilet paper and cleaning products, etc, as these are the products most clients look for. She wants to have a well supplied store with lots of variety of products that are needed for family consumption by her customers. Her goal is to keep her business active.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand


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