Total loan: $3,000


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San Jose, CA, United States / Retail

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A loan helped invest in an e-commerce and marketing course to start promoting my beauty products online.

Maria's story

My name is Maria Martinez and I am from Guerrero, Mexico. I immigrated to the US in 1997, when I was 19 years old. I work as a CNA (nurse assistant) but I am a single mother of four girls, so my salary was not enough to support my family. So I decided to start my business of cosmetics to increase my income to give my wonderful girls a better life. And thanks to Kiva, this has come true. There is still a long path ahead of me, but so far Kiva's financial help has allowed my business to continue growing. Even though I only started my business a few years ago, since I was very little I had always like the idea of managing my own business. I dream of my business growing big enough that I can work on it full time and that I can even become a family business in the future if my daughters want to join me!