A loan of $1,500 helped to buy 10 boxes of soda, 10 bags of water, 3 packs of bottled water, 3 packs of cookies and 10 boxes of jello.


María Del Rosario's story

María is 50 years old, she is married and has 4 children. Only one daughter, who is 29 years old, lives with her. She makes a living selling groceries like cookies, jello and drinks (juices, sodas, refreshments, frozen drinks in a bag and re-hydrating drinks). She sells her products at the bus stop, from a sales stand that was assigned to her by the mayor. She sells her products from her stand and her daughter helps her sell in the buses when they are stopped, to the passengers who are getting on or off the bus. She has been working in this way for over 18 years. She is a very hard worker.

The loan that she is requesting through the "Fundación Campo" she will use to buy 10 boxes of soda, 10 bags of water, 3 packs of bottled water, 3 packs of cookies and 10 bags of jello.

The necessity that she has, that is of highest priority is to strengthen her business. She currently has very little merchandise to offer the public. She wants to increase her inventory to have extras of all her products in reserve. She also needs to pay a debt that she has to a financial institution.

If she increases her inventory and buys more products, her sales and her profit margin will also increase. With this income her standard of living will improve and she will be able to start a savings fund for the future.

Her plans for the future are to continue selling to make a profit, to build a small restaurant or to buy rights to a stand in the city market to sell her products. To have her own sales stand has been the dream she has had her whole life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Kell



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