A loan of $525 helped to purchase food products such as rice, beans, butter, meat, medicine, dairy items, etc. to stock her business.

Maricela's story

Sra. Maricela is 29 years old and a single mother. She lives with her three children in the city of Villanueva, Cortes. She started her business selling groceries and general merchandise four years ago. She sells basic grains, coffee, sugar, cleaning supplies and medicines for common diseases.

Currently she has requested her third loan for the sum of L10,000, which she will invest in food items such as rice, beans, butter, meat, medicine, dairy products, etc. Doña Maricela states that she is taking the loan to have capital and improve sales, which will lead to an increase in earnings destined to support her children in their education and would improve their quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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