A loan of $250 helped increasing her merchandise.

Maria's story

María is 41 years old. She is a very optimistic and sweet woman who is the mother of two children, Gianmarco and Sandra. Her children are her biggest treasure, and she tries to provide them with a life that is fulfilling and happy. María’s grocery store is situated in one of the markets in her area, and her store is the busiest in the neighborhood because her enthusiasm and service have earned her the loyalty of her customers. She likes having conversations with her customers, who use the occasion of shopping to ask María for advice, and she in turn appreciates the confidence that they have in her. However, it is difficult having to deal with the increased cost of products, since María wants to provide her customers with quality products for an affordable price. Her plan for the future is to stock her business with new products.

This is María’s first loan with Microfinanzas PRISMA, and she feels very much involved with her communal bank and is ready to work in a team with the other members, who, like her, are new to the group. She will use the 700 soles she is requesting to purchase enough merchandise to satisfy the demand of her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chris Knutson

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