A loan helped to buy corn, rice, beans, sugar, snack foods, detergents, and other products to sell, as well as acquire two small shelves to expand her store.


María De La Cruz's story

María studied through high school. She is single and lives with a cousin.

María has a store where she has been selling basic products for the past six years. She previously sold clothes as a traveling vendor, but she used her savings to set up a store in her house. María attends to her customers between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M.

María needs a loan to buy corn, rice, beans, sugar, snack foods, detergents, and other products to sell at her store. In addition, she will buy two small shelves to expand her business.

María dreams of opening another shop, generating more income, getting married, and having children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica.


This loan is special because:

It enables vulnerable women to start and grow their own business.



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