A loan of $1,600 helped to buy a refrigerated shop window and dairy products.

Carmen Elena's story

Thank you for supporting Carmen, who with her previous Kiva loan bought a freezer and food supplies that made her business grow. Her business is better stocked, sells more, earns more and has more customers and better appearance. Since she began selling soft drinks, the soft drink provider gave her a fridge and now she has increased her sales since she has a larger stock.

She sends the following message to her lenders: "Dear Funders: thanks you for supporting my business and I hope you continue to support me so that I can be thankful throughout all my life." She is currently applying to a new Kiva loan with which she will buy a refrigerated shop window so that she can have all of her dairy products - which she will also buy with the loan - on display.

This investment will be successful because she will stock more products in better condition, since her current shop window is not working well. She needs a good refrigerated storage unit so that her products rotate more frequently.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jamie Schau

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