A loan of $275 helped to buy merchandise wholesale.

María Carmenza's story

Carmenza is known by her customers as an amiable and charismatic woman. She is 51 and has had her own stall for one year. She sells snacks, cigarettes, sweets, prepaid phone cards, and other things. Her stall is very well located, in the main park of her town. She gathered a lot of experience while working for several shops and grocery stores, so she has ample knowledge of being a saleswoman. She asks for a loan in order to buy merchandise wholesale (snacks, biscuits, sweets, and cigarettes, among others), as she wants to have a greater variety of products on offer to have as many varied customers as possible. Her aim is to increase her sales and her income so as to achieve her medium-term goal of setting up a grocery shop in a good location. Having a real shop would protect her from many risks she actually runs and would also be more profitable. Her dream is to give her family a better life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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