A loan of $1,050 helps to buy sugar, fruit, bags, other basic materials needed for the sale of soft drinks; also to have funds available to stock up her inventory.


Maria Elena's story

María works selling soft drinks. She had more than 18 years experience. Her business is in the market and is preferred by many clients. She works every day on a schedule from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Developing this work is how she is able to generate income for the family's subsistence. For a long time, María has been the provider of "daily bread" for her family, which makes her the head of the household. She lives with her 84-year-old mother and her two children who are 27 and 35 years old. María is a single mother who, with much effort, has made progress for her children.

The financing requested will allow her to buy sugar, fruit, bags, and other basic materials for the sale of soft drinks. Also, she will have funds available to stock up her inventory each time that is necessary. This way, she will be able to keep working for a long time without any problem.

María's primary goal is to be able to have better economic resources to give her family a much more dignified way of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer joann stephan


This loan is special because:

It supports single mothers that are sole contributors to household income.

Karen Woodin, Kiva staff

Karen Woodin
Kiva staff



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