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Alexy Carolina

El Salvador
Anamoros, El Salvador / General Store

A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase rice, beans, sugar, salt, beverages, candy, cookies, and detergent for her store; as well as laying hens for breeding and then selling the eggs and chicken meat as this has become her primary source of income.


Alexy Carolina's story

Alexy is 32 and the mother of three children, two boys and a girl. All of her children are getting their basic education in a community school. Alexy owns her own business, a store located in the center of her community where she sells basic necessities. She is very hard-working and responsible, with moral and spiritual values and principles. She is very well-known by the people in her community for her active productivity, and for how she gets along with her neighbors. Alexy went to work in a shop when she was young, and it was there that she began and acquired the experience to carry out her current work; then she got a loan to establish her own store and thus began her business. And even today, she continues working, and with the help of her husband, has been providing for the daily needs of her family and guaranteeing fundamental rights to their sons and daughter.

She has 16 years of experience working as a shopkeeper, experience which she acquired while working in a store. Alexy is also engaged in raising chickens which are offered for sale after they grow to market size.

With this loan, Alexy will invest in purchasing rice, beans, sugar, salt, beverages, candy, cookies, and detergent for her store; as well as laying hens for breeding and then selling the eggs and chicken meat as this has become her primary source of income. By doing this, she will be able to provide a better level of service to her customers and have an obvious improvement in the economic profits for her store. Also, she will improve the quality of life for her family.

Alexy's dreams are to see her children graduate from university, become professionals and successful, and be good people who serve their families and the community. She also wants to expand her business and set up a pig-raising business which she going to achieve using other funding, and also possibly purchase a vehicle that will help in transporting goods.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Bertolino



Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: June 2, 2014

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Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: June 2, 2014