A loan of $1,000 helped to buy meat, chicken, basic grains like rice and beans, condiments, cleaning products, amongst other things.


Isayana Del Carmen's story

Everyday, in the early hours, after she has cleaned and organized every one of the products, she is ready to open her store. She is a hard-working and friendly woman, who day after day gains more clients due to the excellent service she gives them. She is 44 years old, married, and has one son. She has worked hard for 17 years. She started when her mother-in-law left the sale of gas in her hands. Year after year she has sought a way to increase her product line. With the help of her family she has achieved it. Isayana requests a loan to increase her production of capital. She needs to buy meat, chicken, basic grains like rice and beans, condiments, cleaning products, amongst other things. One of her goals is to make her business grow, gain more clients, increase sales and better the conditions of her store. But the difficult economic situation does not allow her to. It is for this reason that she puts her confidence in financing. All the same, she wants to offer her family health and quality education which is what she continues to struggle for day after day.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Livingston Sutro


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