A loan of $650 helped to stock more inventory in her general store, including cleaning products and school supplies as the school term is approaching.

Sandra Lucia's story

Sandra is 32 years old and married. She has one son who is 15 years old and is completing school. Her husband works as driver. They would like to come up with new ideas to increase their sales and expand their customer base. They would like to increase their inventory so that they have products in reserve, as well as offer a greater variety to their customers. They have always worked hard and want to make sure that their son knows how to run a business so that he can also provide income for his own family one day. They hope that the support they receive from other countries will continue, as these are the source of investment for small businesses and the families they support.

Their particular business is a general store, which they've run for 5 years now. Sandra began the business to help cover the household costs, selling a few products to her neighbors in the surrounding area. Later on, she had the opportunity to sell her products from a fixed location in the candelaria market. She is requesting the loan to purchase more household products, cleaning supplies, as well as school supplies because the school term is starting and her customers are starting to make requests.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Charnes

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