A loan of $550 helped to buy drinks, juice, milk, cheese, butter, eggs, beans, rice, sugar, coffee, cookies, donuts, salsas, chillies, toilet paper and aspirin.


Maria Emelda's story

Mrs. Maria Emelda is 45 years old, is a widow and has two children that are in high school. Maria sells popular consumer products. She has a grocery store that she has had for twelve years. Maria needs a loan to buy merchandise in order to have a greater variety of items in her store. She told us that it is difficult to get ahead with her children now that she doesn’t have the support of her husband that died. This is a difficult situation for her but with will and the desire to succeed she will be able to move forward with her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Levandoski



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