A loan of $1,500 helps to buy snack foods to sell, as well as toys to diversify her business.


María Maribel's story

María studied through high school. She is in a relationship and has three children who are in school.

María takes care of a person with special needs. She also has a small store where she sells snack foods. Her business is located near a school and the students buy from her.

María needs a loan in order to buy snack foods to sell. She will also buy toys because she wants to diversify her business. Her dream is to see her children study and become professionals. She also wants to grow her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


This loan is special because:

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

Karen Woodin, Kiva staff

Karen Woodin
Kiva staff



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