A loan of $550 helped to buy a showcase so she can have more products to offer her customers and a shelf where she can put basic staples, and to buy merchandise.

Reina De La Paz's story

Reina is 23 years old and the mother of a six year old daughter who is a first grade student in the community school. She leaves her to study Monday through Friday, walking 1 kilometer each day and back to get her at noon. Reina studied through high school and thanks to the support of her parents she graduated in 2009. She grew up with three siblings, married four years ago, and her husband works as a driver in the city and is always thinking of the family.

Reina has always been an enterprising woman. Since she was young she helped her parents sell bread in the community and did household chores. A year ago her parents and siblings encouraged her to start her own business. Her husband supported her and also gave her $200 to open a small community store, since there is only one and it is far away from the more populated area. So this is how she opened her small business where she offers her customers basic stables and more. Previously she worked in the construction of a road that passed through her community and was able therefore to help her parents and her daughter.

She is asking for a loan from CrediCampo to buy a display case to have more products to offer her customers and a shelf where she will put basic staples, and to buy merchandise, permitting her to have more products to sell resulting in more income to bring up her daughter and support her family.

Reina dreams of supporting her daughter throughout her studies successfully ending in a university degree. She also wants to expand her small business planning to save so she can buy merchandise from the earnings she gets from the store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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