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A loan of $725 helped to buy basic food products, like rice, sugar, canned items, and others.

Dina's story

Dina is twenty-seven years old and is married to Leonardo. Together, they have two children (10 years old and 6 years old) who live with them in their home made of fine material. Dina has a grocery store in the small community where she lives. She began this work more than three years ago because her town did not have this type of business; she was therefore able to make good sales on basic need food items, like rice, sugar, vegetables, grains, and other general groceries.

Her main customers are her neighbors, who mostly make a living in agriculture. They visit her business very early in the morning so that they are able to prepare their meal and then leave for their respective jobs. Since she began her business, she has been improving and growing the merchandise that she offers. She always has the desire to add more products and to grow her supply so that she is her neighbors' first choice of where to go to buy their groceries.

This is her first loan with Kiva, and she hopes to have the necessary trust in order to continue moving forward. With this loan, she is requesting 2,000 soles that she will use to invest in her business by busing merchandise wholesale, including sacks of rice, sugar, canned milk, tuna, and other items.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace

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