A loan of $1,075 helped to buy rice, sugar, oil, and other basic goods.

Edilma Ernestina's story

En the county "24 De Mayo," the community bank "Nuevos Horizontes De 24 de Mayo" meets. This place is known for its beautiful landscapes and its hard-working people dedicated to agriculture and animal husbandry.

Edilma lives in this place. She is 49 years old and has a long-time relationship from which she has 10 children, 8 of whom are adults and 2 who are 16 and 15 years old. One of them is in high school. Her husband is a mason. Edilma is a woman who likes to work and helps her husband and family get ahead through her efforts. She has a grocery store in her homes where she sells all types of basic goods as well as soda and ice cream. She likes to maintain a well-stocked store and attend to her clients who always buy from her since they can find all that they need there. She works every day from 6:00 AM-8:00 PM and sometimes even later. She has had the store for more than 3 years and she loves it because it distracts her and she earns a living from it.

This loan is to stock her store. She will buy rice, sugar, oil, and other basic goods. She has been in the community bank for two years and she likes the support she gets from it. Her dream is to expand her store.

Este crédito lo va a emplear en surtir mas su tienda, va a comprar arroz, azúcar, aceite, entre otros productos de primera necesidad. Está en el Grupo De Crédito desde hace 2 años y le gusta por la ayuda que les brinda la institución. Sus sueños son aumentar su tienda.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Loftus

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