A loan of $500 helped to buy staple grains, oil, eggs, candy, soft drinks, etc.

Cecilia Guadalupe's story

Thirty-one-year-old Cecilia lives in her own home with her life partner and their three children, who are 14, 8, and 3 years old. She has a store where she sells necessity items, such as beans, milk, eggs, and bread, as well as candy, soft drinks, fruit, etc. She has had her business for two years and this has given her sales experience that enables her to make better profits. Her business is located in her home in a very busy neighborhood and she is well known to the neighbors in the area. She has built up a big clientele, as her store is well stocked. She wants to grow her business and make a new investment in it, but she needs capital. This is why she is asking for a loan to buy what she needs for her store. She promises to repay her debt and she is also confident that this will give her family a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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