A loan of $175 helped to buy shoe soles.

Maria Ysabel's story

MARIA YSABEL V. G., 39, lives in the FLORENCIA DE MORA district, Trujillo province, La Libertad department, Perú. Maria finished 9th grade. She is a single mother of four children who are dependent upon her. Maria is a shoemaker specializing in women's shoes for all seasons and in all sizes. With her initial, 300 new sol loan, she bought soles my the hundreds and materials like: leather and thread, among others. With this new 450 new sol loan she will buy soles to make sandals to take advantage of the Summer season, increasing her sales in December. She will sell the sandals in the Trujillo district's shoe mall. Maria dreams with having her own ladies shoe exporting enterprise.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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