A loan of $975 helped purchase of different sizes of shoes and clothing.

María Elvidia's story

María Elvidia C. Vda. D. C., who is 59 years old, lives in Santa Tecla in the department of La Libertad. She lives with one son who is handicapped, and who depends on his mother for this reason. A grandson also lives with her.

She owns a clothing and shoe store in the market of Santa Tecla. She began selling 12 years ago as a wandering merchant and now thanks to her hard work she has a permanent stall in the market.

María is asking for a loan because she would like to be able to buy new styles of shoes, and also different sizes and colors of clothing. She hopes to improve her sales particularly during this month, when people are able to buy or make an real effort to buy clothes for their children. This is why María wants to take advantage of the season and increase her sales.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catherine Fountain

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