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Total loan: $325

Maruja

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Concepcion, Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines / Retail

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A loan helped to buy cosmetics, dresses, shirts, and other apparel to sell as well as seeds and fertilizer.


Maruja's story

Maruja lives in a simple dwelling with her family in Concepcion, Iloilo. She is 60 years old and married.

Maruja makes a living through direct sales. She has been in this business for many years. Her husband works as a farmer.

Now, Maruja is asking for a loan through Kiva’s field partner CEV (a microfinance NGO) in the Philippines. She will use this loan to buy cosmetics, dresses, shirts, and other apparel to sell. The rest of the loan will be used to buy seeds and fertilizer.

Maruja dreams of improving her business in the future to achieve a better standard of living.