A loan of $1,000 helped purchase staple grains for her store.


Josefa Avelina's story

Josefa Avelina S. lives in La Coruña. She lives in her son's house with him, her daughter-in-law, and her grandson. Josefa owns a small shop which has the great advantage of being the only one in the area, so the neighbors only patronize her shop. Josefa is requesting a loan that she will invest in her business, purchasing staple grains and items of personal use like soap and toilet paper. Josefa would like to be able to expand her store, so that it will be visited not just by nearby neighbors but also by people who live farther away. This would be a great help in increasing her earnings. She needs to increase her sales in order to earn more income and be able to contribute more to household expenses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg



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