A loan of $600 helped to buy oil, soup, tomato sauces, instant products and so on.

Carmen Isabel's story

Carmen, 45, is a woman who is very hardworking, honest and responsible with her family. She has a small store where she sells oil, soup, tomato sauces, instant products and so on. She has worked many years in the business which has returned excellent profits, and with these profits she is able to cover some of her household's costs. She lives in her own home with her husband and their two children. Her eldest son works as an employee and her husband works as a builder, they both help with the household costs.

Carmen is seeking a loan to buy more merchandise in bulk to be able to stock more in her small store and be able to satisfy her customers when they come to buy. It is in this way she will be able to gain larger profits and have greater financial security with her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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