A loan of $900 helped to buy meats, canned goods and other food items.

Noris's story

Noris is 51 years old and lives in the southwestern part of the city with her husband and her two children, who are 15 and 17 years of age. She has a grocery store where she sells meats, canned goods and other food and household items. The neighboring families visit her store daily to get ingredients for their meals. She started her business 20 years ago, taking into account that there was not a store in her area to meet these needs. Little by little she built her own customer base, and today she is also known in some nearby districts. To date she has received four loans from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With these funds she has been able to maintain her inventory and to provide what her customers ask for.

Her dream is to expand her business and have sustained growth, so that she can do an even better job of supporting the well-being of her family. This is just the reason she is seeking a loan through Kiva. She will use the loan to buy meats, canned goods and other food items. It is necessary to have a lot of these products at this time, since people consume more during Semana Santa (Holy Week) when they share meals with their families. And this is exactly the reason this will be a successful loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert

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