A loan of $925 helped to buy groceries.

Blanca Ubelia's story

Blanca, 42, is the single mother of two children. They live in the community of Sonaguera, Colón. She started her business six years ago with a small loan she got from FAMA OPDF. She managed to set up a business selling sweets. Currently she continues with the same business and also has a small grocery store, which she wants to expand. Blanca looks after the store alone and serves customers beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 9 p.m.

Blanca needs the loan she's requesting to expand her grocery store business because her food sales are well established.

Her greatest challenge is being able to save to buy a vehicle to give her customers home service. Her dream is to set up a dining room and a mini-market in various locales. Blanca has been a client of FAMA for nine cycles and she has paid back all her loans punctually.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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