A loan of $825 helped to buy basic grains such as rice and beans and also condiments, sweets, soft drinks, dairy products, and cleaning products, among other things.


Maria Alicia's story

Quality products and a smile are the first things you receive when you enter Alicia's small grocery store. Alicia is a woman who works each day to achieve her ideals. She is 57 years old, married, and has one son, who is economically independent. She started out in the world of business 18 years ago. She started a small bar, but it wasn't successful. After that she opened a small grocery store which has been slowly growing, thanks to her hard work and dedication and the unconditional support that she has received from her family. She is requesting a loan to increase her business's production. She needs to buy basic grains such as rice and beans and also condiments, sweets, soft drinks, dairy products, and cleaning products, among other things. Alicia is putting her trust in the loan because she very much wants to gain more customers so she can earn a better income, so that she will be able to open another business. Her goal is to continue working and manage her business well so that she can have a sure and peaceful future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day


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