A loan helped to buy shoes, bed sheets, and quilts.


Maria Alexandra's story

Maria is 35 years old. She is in a common law marriage, and they have 4 children ages 13, 10, 4, and 1. The older ones are attending secondary school and primary school. Her husband is a construction worker. They live in the canton of Montecristi, famous for the Panama hat.

Maria's goal is to have her own income to help her husband with the difficult task of confronting the household costs. She works selling shoes, bed sheets, quilts, pillows, and other articles. She sells door-to-door, as well as out of her house. She sells on credit and collects every 8 days. This is an advantage because while she is collecting, she makes more sales again, which is how she earns the income that they so greatly need.

This loan is to buy shoes, bed sheets, and quilts. Her dream is to give her family the very best.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Stanislawski.


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It is accompanied by useful, real-life business training.


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