A loan of $1,050 helped buy more stock at wholesale prices (baked goods, cookies, soft drinks, cleaning products, milk products etc.


Adriana María's story

Throughout her working life Adriana has been an independent businesswoman. She started out selling empanadas and other fried foods, and then gradually moved into selling clothing and accessories. Then four years ago she saw the opportunity of opening a store in her own home as the community in which she lives didn't have a corner store. She sells daily necessities and is gradually introducing other items requested by her customers. Adriana is expanding her store based on this information. She works alone and loves her job as she likes to have an income of her own with which to help her husband with household expenses and provide her son with a good education.

Adriana is now seeking a loan to help her buy more stock at wholesale prices (baked goods, cookies, soft drinks, cleaning products, milk products etc.) then she will have a greater variety of merchandise to offer her customers and satisfy their increasing demands. She will earn more money and have the opportunity to progress towards fulfilling her dream of owning premises independent of her home. She also wishes to provide jobs, as well as improve her family's and other families' standard of living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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