A loan of $400 helped to buy plantains in greater volumn, and hens.

Carmen Rosa's story

Selling plantains, yucca, yams and hens has become an important and healthy way for Carmen to make her living ever since she arrived displaced with her family, made up of seven small children and her partner, with few income possibilities. Initially, she realized that in the neighborhood where she lived it was difficult to get tubers and hens. That is why she went to buy them at the nearest farms and sell them to clients that needed an easier way to meet their consumption of these basic family staples. She has received a loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo that she has managed to invest and generate profits. With them, she has bought everything necessary to live a little bit better and to provide her children with an education with which they will be able to get ahead in the future. Her goal in the future is to have a store where she sells snacks, basic provisions and meat products and everything that customers need for everyday consumption in their homes and that they can only buy in small quantities. Currently, she is applying for a Kivaloan, with which she will buy plantains in greater volume and hens, products that she acquires at very competitive prices that she passes on to her consumers, which is why they prefer her, and is exactly what makes her Kivaloan successful. Her experience in the market brings her a lot of buyers that make her business profitable and with which she continues supporting the wellbeing of her family. This makes her very happy.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jacqueline Demeranville

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