A loan of $300 helped to buy sardines, beer, crackers, soda, and canned goods like tuna.


Flor De Maria's story

Flor, a humble 50-year-old woman, is a Kiva borrower who is a businesswoman. She works selling food and groceries. She is very grateful because her first loan was very helpful. It came to her in the moment she needed it most because she was able to invest more in her business, buying products that her customers want the most, like soup, juice, detergent, rice, sugar, oil, corn, and vegetables. She is very happy because she has been able to increase her sales and get better profits. She is why she needs a second loan: to continue expanding her business, buying products that she doesn't already carry, like sardines, beer, crackers, soda, and canned goods like tuna. One of her goals is to keep expanding her grocery store and improve her family's quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones


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