A loan of $725 helped to buy food products.

Maruja's story

Maruja is 46 years old, single and has one child who lives with her in a solidly built house. Maruja sells food products from her house. It is a business where she can offer her customers various basic food supplies like rice, sugar, grains, canned food, drinks as well as other supplies her clients usually buy. The majority of her clients are housewives.

Maruja comments that she never thought she would own such a profitable business which she works with such determination. As the years have passed she has added the sales of chicken and meat as well as fruit and vegetables. She is very kind when dealing with her clients and feels that this is what makes her business successful. She always tries to purchasing her goods ahead of time and wholesale. Keeping her store well-stocked helps to increase her sales.

This is Maruja's first loan with Kiva. She is grateful for the financial backing she is receiving to help her move forward. She promises to pay her installments in a timely manner. At this time she hopes to use the 2000 PEN to buy wholesale products like bags of rice, sugar, canned goods, canned milk, fruit and vegetables.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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