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A loan of $1,600 helped to buy staple goods.


Bienvenida's story

Bienvenida, 58, separated from her husband three years ago, so she needed to generate income to support her household. She started by selling frozen products, which has given her good results: her quality of life has improved and her sales grow more every day.

This has motivated her to request a loan to expand her portfolio and start selling staple goods.

She dreams of having a large self-service market where people will find the products they need. She's grateful to God for this opportunity to have her own business and improve her economic status.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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