A loan of $1,000 helped to buy food.

Alma Del Carmen's story

Alma, 57, lives in her own house with her husband. She has a store where she sells necessities such as beans, milk, eggs, bread, and others. She has had her business for a long time and it has given her sales experience that allows her to earn the best profits.

The store's located in her house in a busy area. She has acquired a lot of customers because she has the best-stocked store. People prefer her store and keep it ahead of the competition because she always has what they need: quality products at affordable prices and excellent customers service.

Like any good merchant she wants to grow her business and make a new investment. She needs capital, however, so she's requesting a loan from Integral to buy basic grains, sweets, eggs, bread, beverages, etc.

Alma has a good payment record and is certain she'll repay the debt. She also trusts she'll give her family a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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