Total loan: $3,350

Los Portales Group

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A loan helped purchase more products for their grocery store.

Los Portales Group's story

Maria, 32, is a single mother of three children for whom she works to get ahead. Her eldest son is 12 years old, the next child is 8 years old, and the youngest is 21 months old.

Twelve years ago, Maria started selling groceries, such as milk, rice, sugar, and more. Little by little, her convenience store grew, and now she has a grocery store. She is now seeking a loan from Kiva to stock her business by purchasing more products for her customers to choose from.

She wants to improve her service and offer a greater variety of products. Maria is a hardworking woman who makes and sells food on the weekends.

Her greatest dream is for her children to get ahead and attend college. In time, she wants to open a ceviche restaurant and a tailor shop. She is a cheerful, happy, charismatic and hardworking woman.