A loan of $1,275 helped to buy merchandise for her business.

Raymunda's story

Raymunda is a native of the city of Tamaulipas but has been living in Piedras Negras for 37 years. She has worked together with her husband since they were very young, since they have been married for more than 30 years. Their oldest daughter, 27, was the one who gave them the idea of establishing a convenience store. She wanted very much to study outside the city because the course that she wanted to take was not available in Piedras Negras and in order to generate a greater income and be able to allow her to study outside the city they opened their convenience store, named "LALO", 10 years ago.

Raymunda begins her day at 6 in the morning in order to open her convenience store at 7 a.m., closing at 11 at night every day of the year. The "LALO" convenience store has grown a lot since Raymunda has made an effort to keep her store stocked with products that her customers need. She is seeking support from KIVA in order to buy stationery products and more furniture, since although her daughter is now a teacher thanks to the efforts that they made, there is still a younger son that needs an education. It is for this reason that she wants to have a greater variety in their convenience store in order to continue increasing their sales and be able to have a higher profit as a result.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Dechert

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