A loan of $550 helped to buy groceries such as rice and sugar for her store.

Isabel's story

Isabel is 61 year old, a single mother, and lives in her own home. Isabel sells groceries such as rice, sugar, oil and more. She buys the products wholesale and then sells at retail. She opened a small store on her land and has been in this business for 3 years. Since she began she has not had any problems that have impeded her to continue working. She is very content to have made the decision to start this business. What she likes about her work is the satisfaction she feels upon seeing her customers return, in addition this business has given her independence and above all economic solvency in order to be able to meet her expenses. She hopes to be able to expand her store and have a greater variety of products. She seeks a loan of S/.1500, she is very content for the financial support provided to her so that she can continue forward with her work. She promises to punctually pay all her payments. With the amount she seeks she will buy a greater variety of products such as: rice, sugar, vegetables, tubers, and grains.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Kendall

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