A loan of $550 helped stock small grocery store with oil, rice, sugar, and milk.

Maria's story

Maria is a member of the communal bank “Melcochita.” She is a 44 year old widow and mother of four children, the youngest of whom is 14 and a student in the state school. After having worked as a cook in private homes for several years, Maria had saved enough to open a small grocery store in her home. Her store has been open for two years but she continues to work as a cook while her daughter watches the store.

Maria has learned to value the money she has and to make her loan payments responsibly. She needs a loan of 1,600 soles to stock her grocery store with oil, rice, sugar, and milk.

Maria hopes to grow her business and open a restaurant because she likes cooking.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shelly Hubman

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