A loan of $1,050 helped to buy assorted items wholesale (pastries, beer, soft drinks, liquor and grocery products).

Diana María's story

35-year-old Diana is a single mother of two children ages 11 and 3, whom she has gotten ahead on her own and for whom she strives tirelessly, in order to give them daily sustenance. Three years ago she started her own business as an alternative for generating enough financial resources to cover the needs of her household, as she was unemployed and it was difficult for her to find opportunities for work. For this reason she opened a small store located in her home, where she offers a number of grocery products, pastries, soft drinks and liquor. And on the weekends she sells fried products like empanadas, sausages, tamales and chicken pastries, among other items. In this way she has been able to get ahead in company with her small children.

Her tenacity, strength and perseverance have allowed her to reach the objectives she has proposed, and have motivated her to request her second cycle of loan for assorted items she wants to buy wholesale (pastries, beer, soft drinks, liquor and grocery products). In this way she will have enough stock to satisfy the demand that is increasing with the arrival of the Christmas season, in which sales increase along with the earnings she receives for her work. This gives her the potential to keep advancing in order to fulfill the dream of expanding her business and offering a greater number of items, allowing her to stabilize the family budget to give her children a better education and quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Perry

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details