A loan of $800 helped to buy beans, milk, eggs, bread, rice, oil, soups, etc.


Dilia Santos's story

Dilia, 42, lives in her own home with her husband and son, she owns a shop where she sells staple goods: beans, milk, eggs, bread and other things. She has been running her business for 10 years and this has given her sales experience, which allows her to obtain better income. The shop is located in a well-frequented area of her home town and it is well known by her neighbours and she has many customers as her store is well-stocked.

She wants to grow her business and carry out further investment, but she needs capital to do so. This is why she has requested a loan that will allow her to buy what she needs for her store. She is sure that she will be able to pay back the debt and also confides that it will give her family a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sara Godwin



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