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Maria came to Grameen America two years ago looking for an opportunity. She loved to cook and was always being praised for her talent in the kitchen, but had no way of transforming that gift into professional success. Now, Maria runs her own business selling ice cream and other desserts out of her food truck. She used her first three Grameen America loans to get her business off the ground and acquire the necessary licensing and permit stickers. Now, she is seeking a fourth loan of 3,000 USD to stock up on ice cream and other ingredients and to renew her permit sticker so she can continue growing her business doing what she loves. Maria hopes to one day buy a food cart big enough for her to cook and serve a wide array of her favorite foods, from ice cream to tamales. Maria works incredibly hard in pursuit of her goals and has already created her own business from scratch. Now, with just a 3,000 USD loan, she will have the opportunity to continue building the future she has always dreamed of.

About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
  • 31
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  • $12,223,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Maria to pay for ingredients and a permit sticker for her food truck.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 18, 2011