A loan of $1,225 helped to buy oil, sugar, eggs, candies, cakes, powdered soap, fabric softeners, etc., to sell.

Virginia's story

Señora Virginia is married. She has an adult daughter and two grandchildren. She lives with her husband. They have had a store for 15 years, and she comments that she began this undertaking after having been in clothing sales. After some years, a number of her customers stopped paying them on time, and this brought them to economic failure. After that, and with a little capital lent by a relative, Señora Virginia invested in the purchase of various products such as rice, oil, sugar, milk, eggs, and other basic necessities to resell them in her neighborhood. As this went well for them, she rented a space near their house and continued with their store. Thanks to this business, she was able to have her daughter complete her studies. Now her daughter has graduated. She is asking for this loan to be able to invest it in the purchase of oil, sugar, eggs, candies, cakes, powdered soap, fabric softeners, etc. With these items, she will be able to continue with her sales and thus continue offering her clients a good variety of products.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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