A loan helped to buy building materials to expand her hotel service.


Maria Esther's story

Maria is a 57-year-old hard-working woman. She lives with her 4 children and her husband in the town of Tanaka, which is located in Arequipa.

She provides hotel accommodation, and applies for the loan to buy building materials in order to expand her hotel service, and in this way increase her income to send her children to school.

Maria hopes in the future to be able to improve her house so that her children can live comfortably, and will try hard to make her hotel recognized for its good quality.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer E. Power.


This loan is special because:

Expands access to financial services for rural clients.



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