Total loan: $400

Maria Luisa

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Nazca, Ica, Peru / Services

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A loan helped to cover her children's school expenses.

Maria Luisa's story

Maria is a 48 year old woman. She lives in the city of Nazca with her three children, whom she loves and who are her main reason for living. She is a friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic person who puts all of her efforts into getting her family ahead, because she is both mother and father for her children. Unfortunately, due to a lack of resources and out of a need to work since she was very young, Maria was unable to to study nursing. In her free time, she likes to watch television and on occasions she cooks a delicious carapulcra with sopa seca to share with her children. On her own initiative and with much hard work and dedication, Maria works as a maid in a hotel in her city. On weekends, she also offers cleaning services at a beauty salon. Maria works every day for approximately 8 hours and she thinks it is going well for her because of her responsibility and the friendly way she treats others. Maria is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to their help she will be able to cover her children's education expenses, such as buy uniforms and school supplies. This way, they will have the materials they need to continue their studies. Maria will keep working and striving to achieve her big dream of having an independent business.