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Total loan: $625

Maria Margarita

Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy sweatshirts, shirts, jeans, and pajamas to sell.

Maria Margarita's story

Maria is 50 years old and a mother for four children. For the past nine years, she has been selling textile products in order to guarantee her children a better future and cover the household expenses. This business has enabled her to provide a better quality of life for her family and secure an education for her children.

Maria is requesting a loan in order to buy sweatshirts, shirts, jeans, and pajamas so that she can improve the living conditions in her home. She hopes to increase her sales and cover her family’s basic needs. Her greatest wishes are to open a shop where she can sell her products and to become one of the most important businesswomen in the area.