A loan of $800 helped to buy stock merchandise for her neighborhood store.


Rina's story

Rina lives in her own home with her children, but as it's a large house, they live independently. She receives a pension, with which she supports herself, and to boost her earnings she set up a neighborhood store in her home.

She is requesting a loan to increase her capital, stock her store and in doing so avoid losing customers and increase her income. The last time she requested a loan from Kiva, it helped her a great deal as she was able to improve her stock. She now wants to do the same again since her merchandize has already been sold and she needs to buy more items to stock the store. She needs to buy rice, sugar, pasta and other goods.

Rina achieved her dream, which was to own a home and make her children comfortable, and now she is content with what she has done.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel



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