A loan of $375 helped purchase fruits and vegetables.


Joaquina's story

Joaquina is a widowed mother of 4 grown-up children. She sells all types of fruits and vegetables, such as bananas, oranges, pineapples, tomatoes, onions, sweet red peppers, mandiocas (cassava root), and other produce for a living.

Joaquina has been in business in this field for over eight years. Her business space is located in a local wholesale market.

With the profits from her produce sales, Joaquina generates the household income. She is able to cover the family expenses along with the help of her children.

Joaquina states that her sales are high, which is why she would like to obtain a greater quantity of produce, that way, she can meet the high demands in her business area.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian



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