A loan of $600 helped to buy oil, sugar, matches, rice, sweets and candies, soft drinks, bathroom tissue, spices, etc.


Candelaria De Jesus's story

Candelaria is 35 years old and married. Her husband is 41 years old. They live together with their two children, ages 15 and 12. Candelaria started a small grocery store that sells basic necessities. Her goal was to earn more income to help her husband with family expenses. She works in her grocery store every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sometimes her husband helps her. Candelaria would like to use this loan to buy more products so that she can offer a greater variety of items to her customers. She hopes to improve her sales and profit. She will buy oil, sugar, matches, rice, sweets and candies, soft drinks, bathroom tissue, spices, etc. Her plan is to gradually strengthen her business with the help of loans so that she can improve her family's financial situation and support her children as much as they need to continue studying.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson


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