A loan of $550 helped to buy beer, soft-drinks and liquor, among others.

Maria Ligia's story

María Ligia is a person who has gone through many adversities in her life. She lives at home with her daughter because her daughter’s father abandoned her some time ago. María Ligia’s daughter has always been her source of inspiration and thanks to this she works very hard every day hoping to move her ahead. Since then, María has looked for different activities to generate support for her household expenses and despite her income being very low it’s enough to cover her daughter’s basic needs. María Ligia dreams with her daughter being able to access a good education and in future a university education that will allow her to have a well-paying job.

María Ligia currently sells products like “bolis” (frozen treats), soft-drinks and beer, among other products and thanks to this generates the necessary income. Hoping that her sales will increase, María Ligia needs to buy more merchandise for her business but does not have enough capital at present to do so and this is why María Ligia is hoping for a loan that will allow her to buy such products as beer, soft-drinks and liquor, among others to continue offering to her customers and guaranteeing her income.

María Ligia dreams with one day having a business that generates stable income so that she can count on having income to cover all her household needs. María Ligia wants to offer her daughter a good education so that in the future she won’t have to go through the same adversities she went through.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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