A loan of $750 helped to purchase a variety of merchandise such as sugar, noodles, oil, rice, cheese, etc.


Petronila's story

Petronila is a young woman who is married to Modesto Silvero. They have three children. She works in shop in a large market selling a variety of food supplies including sugar, noodles, rice, oil, and cheese. Petronila has been in this business for more than seven years. Her shop is located in the food market, which is also where she has lived for more than 20 years. With the money she earns from her shop, she is able to contribute to the family income and, along with her husband, meet the needs of their family. Petronila tells us that business is good and for this reason she wants to purchase a larger quantity of merchandise so that she can keep up with the strong demand in the area where she lives and has her shop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ann and Fintan Molloy



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