A loan of $350 helped to purchase merchandise such as peanuts, onions and potatoes.


Zaida's story

Zaida is 38 years old and single. She's a merchant at her local market. She sells products that are household staples nearly all day long. Zaida lives with two nephews who study. The money from the loan will be used to purchase merchandise such as peanuts, onions, potatoes and other foodstuffs for re-selling. One of Zaida's biggest challenges is making her business grow. She states that she'll request more loans so that she can enlarge her house and buy consumer goods.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff


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