A loan of $1,550 helped to buy groceries such as rice, sugar, cereals, etc.

Maribel's story

Maribel, 22, is married to Deodono, 28. They live with their little boy in a wooden house. Out of her home, Maribel runs a grocery store that she was able to set up thanks to having worked in different farm activities with her husband, such as growing cocoa and organic coffee. She believes business is going well considering the income it generates and which is a considerable contribution to the household economy. She has also been able to make many friends in the area.

In order to to keep her store running, Maribel must keep a stock of the most popular items and, if possible, buy them at wholesale prices so she can make a better profit. In the future she hopes to continue working with as much motivation as she is known for in order to build a house out of stone. This is so she can improve her family's quality of life.

On this occasion, she is requesting 4,000 PEN to buy merchandise for the store such as sacks of rice, sugar, canned fish and other canned goods, oil and cereals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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