A loan of $1,050 helped to increase merchandise.

Maria's story

Maria is 32 years old and a very hard-working and diligent woman. She has been married for 10 years and has 2 sons and 1 daughter. Together with her family, she lives in a rented house in a southern district of the city of Lima.

For 8 years she has made a living by selling vegetables at a stand in her town's market, which she does in order to contribute to paying the economic expenses at home. She likes selling vegetables because she learned with her mother as a young girl. Also, Maria considers her business to be worthwhile because there is always a large number of clients in the market looking for these products. Her future goal is to be able to have a greater quantity of merchandise to surpass the competition in the market, thereby improving her income.

This is her ninth loan with Microfinanzas PRISMA and she hopes to continue working with dedication and responsibility on her payments, because it is a very good way to progress. With the money that she is requesting, she will acquire a greater quantity of vegetables in order to offer them at her stand at a lower price and gain more clients.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mark Broscoe

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