A loan of $1,000 helped purchase merchandise.

Claudia María's story

Claudia María H. D. L. is 37 years old and resides in the Department of La Paz. She lives with her family that consists of her 66 year old mother, a retired schoolteacher, her four school age children (ages 16, 13, 11, and 5), and her brother who is a university student. Claudia is a single mother who must work twice as hard in order to proviD. everything her children need. For this reason, she manages a store in her home where she sells basic necessities. She has been in this business for ten years so that she could support her family and proviD. needed help to her mother so that she could peacefully coexist in her home.

Claudia is requesting a loan as additional investment into her business. She will buy new products that she currently does not have in stock so that she can obtain more customers, increase her sales, and improve her family’s finances.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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