A loan of $600 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.


Gertrudis Patricia's story

Gertrudis has been a grocer for nine years. She started her business selling fried plantain slices at schools near her house and gradually increased her business. Now she has a grocery store where she sells a little of everything.

She’s mother of two children both of which are school age. She sacrifices for them to move them forward. She works Monday to Sunday from five in the morning until eight at night. She’s married.

She’s asking for the loan to invest it in her business and increase inventory and income because by offering the products to her customers her profits will rise.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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