A loan of $475 helped to buy and sell edible products such as rice, beans, bread, milk, salt, boxes of matches, cigarettes, juices, sodas, snacks, and ice cream products.

Lorena Cleotilde's story

Lorena Cleotilde is 46 years old. She is married and has four children, aged 21, 24, 25 and 27 years old. All of them work except for one who is disabled. She has a store located in her home as well as an ENABAS locale [National Business of Basic Food] which also brings in income that she can invest into her store. Lorena has several years' experience and she knows what her customers need. She has made her business get ahead little by little with a lot of hard work. Lorena is asking for her business to buy snacks, basic grains, and other products that are the most in demand. She is very grateful to the investors that have offered there support to have a way to have dignified work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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