A loan of $1,525 helped to buy a refrigerator and wholesale stock (snacks, baked products, coffee, grains, and other items) for her store.

Ludys María's story

Ludys, who is 69 years old, still has energy to work every day for the well-being of her family. For approximately 10 years, she has worked as a seamstress, and in addition, she has a grocery store located in its own space. Thus she manages to supplement the income with which she helps her husband with the economic needs of the household, and in addition, she has raised their 8 children.

The loan that she is applying for will be invested in the purchase of a refrigerator and wholesale stock (snacks, baked goods, coffee, grains, and other items). This will allow her to offer a greater variety of products to satisfy the tastes and needs of the buyers, which will increase her level of sales and income.

Ludys states that her age is no hindrance to dreaming and continuing to work to achieve her goals; among them are giving continuity and permanence in time to her business, managing to attract new customers, and improving the living conditions of her family group.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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