A loan of $900 helped to buy rice, sugar, eggs, milk, candy, spices, etc.


María Cándida's story

María did not have the opportunity to go to school because she helped her mother at work since she was very young. She is married and her husband is a salesman. Her children are adults and work.

María runs a basic goods store from her home. She buys the merchandise in the city and runs the business from 6 in the morning to 7 at night.

Thanks to the prior Kiva loan, she was able to invest in her business and she is about to finish paying off the debt. She needs a new loan to buy rice, sugar, eggs, milk, candy, spices, etc. to sell in her store.

She dreams that her business will grow, and she hopes to achieve it with the help of these loans.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Julie Eisenberg


This loan is special because:

It enables vulnerable women to start and grow their own business.



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