A loan of $475 helped to buy groceries such as rice, sugar and flour at wholesale prices.

Dora's story

Dora, a 48-year-old single mother, lives in her own home with her daughter and 12-year-old niece, whom she loves very much. Dora works selling groceries from a small store located in her home and from which she waits on her customers in a very kind manner.

Seeing the need for a source of income, Dora started her business more than a year ago, investing her own money. She says she likes her business because it allows her to work from the comfort of her home while taking care of her daughter. On the other hand, Dora says she does not like it when customers ask to make their purchases on credit. She now conducts all her sales in cash because she has had bad experiences selling on credit.

Dora’s short-term goal is to expand her store and earn more income. This is her third Kiva loan, and with it she hopes to be able to carry out her plans. She says she promises to follow the terms of the loan and make payments.

Dora will use this loan of 1200 PEN to buy groceries such as rice, sugar and flour at wholesale prices in order to increase her profit margin.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson

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