A loan of $875 helped to buy basic grains for her store, like rice and beans as well as sugar.

Flor María's story

Flor is the owner of a store which sells a variety of food products. She has had the business for 21 years.

When she started her business she only sold ice cream, ice, bread and snacks. Thanks to the perseverance and discipline she dedicates to her work she now has a well established business, from which she also distributes basic grains to other merchants in her community.

Nevertheless, she needs a loan to be able to expand her business and provide better service to her customers.

Before Flor worked washing and ironing clothing, providing service to her customers in their homes. With the help of her husband she was able to start this business, which has contributed significantly to the betterment of her family life. She is married.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Kell

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