A loan of $500 helped buy dairy products such as milk and crema (similar to sour cream) and also cold cuts such as sausage, mortadela (a bologna-like meat), etc.


Lisset De Los Santos's story

Lisset is 36 years old and has worked with Kiva before. She works running a convenience store, which she shares with her family. Her second loan was very helpful, since it let her buy all the goods that she didn't have in her inventory at the time. These included basic grains, toothpaste, toilet paper, chicken, soda, and a display case to show off her products. Considering that beforehand she didn't have much money to work with and the loan came when she needed it most, she was able to pay off her second loan satisfactorily. She always strives to stock her business with the products that are the most popular with her customers in order to increase her sales. Today she is in need of her third loan in order to buy dairy products such as milk and crema (similar to sour cream) as well as cold cuts such as sausage, mortadela (a bologna-like meat), etc. Her objective is to add new products to her convenience store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick Bales


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