A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase fish to continue selling.


María Del Carmen's story

María studied only in the first grade at school, her parents' economic conditions were not very good since they had many children and they just put them to work. Her partner has died and her children emigrated to another country.

María worked with her partner in a car repair shop but when he died, she could not longer continue with this work, however she began to sell fresh and dried fish in the city center. She goes twice a week to purchase the merchandise.

María needs the support of a loan very much to purchase dried fish to continue selling.

She has always dreamed that her children will one day come back to see her and live with her in her last years. She wants to continue working to get income and continue surviving.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris


This loan is special because:

It helps people older than 60 who still have the capacity to work but no financing.



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