A loan of $500 helped to buy rice, sugar, soda, etc.

Maria Lourdes's story

Maria is 42 years old. She is from Estelí, and is married and the mother os a 21 year old son. She works as a merchant, selling groceries from a store she has owned for 2 years. She started in this type of business with her own capital, money her husband gave her to set up her own business. She hopes to expand her business with products she doesn't stock yet.

She is asking for a loan to buy rice, sugar, soda, etc. All of them are the merchandise her customers demand the most. She estimates the loan will be a big help to keep growing as a small businesswoman. Her future plans are to expand her store with a variety section and set up a clothing store to increase her inventory with new products.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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