A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase more nutritional products and cosmetics to sell, as well as cover some of the medical costs she is incurring.

Maria's story

Maria is 58 years old, lives with her husband and has 5 children. One of their daughters, who is a single mom, lives with them along with their grandson. Maria is very dedicated to her work. For four years she has sold nutritional products, as well as cosmetics from well known brands. Maria is very satisfied with both products, even though she is quite tired at the end of each day. The problem is that she requires a valve operation on her heart, and for this she will need blood donors. Unfortunately, neither her husband, nor her children have the right blood type, so one of her daily objectives is to find people willing to donate blood so that she can have this operation as soon as possible. Maria feels confident she will get through the operation, and she has since found two donors, but she still needs to work to be able to deal with the costs of this surgery. This is the 10th loan with MFP, and even though it is her name on the loan, her husband also participates with the group to make the payments on time. The money from this loan will be used to purchase more products that Maria can sell, as well as cover some of the medical costs she will incur.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Charnes

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