A loan of $550 helped to do some improvements on the locale and buy some merchandise wholesale (dairy, eggs, grains, cleaning products, pastries, cold cuts, sodas, fruits and vegetables, among other staple products).


Miriam Del Socorro's story

Miriam is 47 years old. She works at her business, a grocery and vegetable convenience store located in her house. There she offers all types pf staple products, and fruits and vegetables. She works alone every day and in this way generates enough income to contribute to her family budget. Her family is made up of her three children and her husband. She is described as a driven women who is dedicated, hardworking, and she likes to serve her customers well, because her business' stability depends on them. That is why she always seeks chances to improve every day. That s what has brought her ask for the help of a loan to some some improvements on the locale and buy some merchandise wholesale (dairy, eggs, grains, cleaning products, pastries, cold cuts, sodas, fruits and vegetables, among other staple products). This way, she can give her business a better image and have a variety of products available to offer her customers in order to give them better service. This influences her finances in a positive way because she can increase her income through sales and keep fighting to make her dream of having a well stocked, profitable mini-market to be able to give her family a better quality of life and well being.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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