A loan of $975 helped to buy the most sought-after products, such as corn, beans, chicken, sardines and fizzy drinks.


Martha Yalibeth's story

It was Martha Yalibeth's sister who started the small grocery story. She emigrated to the US in search of better living conditions, however, and passed the business on to Martha. In the beginning the grocery store had only a few products but it now has a large variety and meets the demands of customers.

The grocery store is in a strategic location, and so has generated good profits. Martha wants to keep the business afloat and so wants to invest in the most popular products, such as corn, beans, chicken, sardines and fizzy drinks. Martha's dream is to build her own home as she is currently living in her sister's (who lives in the US) home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw


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