A loan of $700 helped purchase clothing to sell.

María Del Carmen's story

María del Carmen P. N. is 30 years old and resides in the small town of Ilobasco, which is well-known for its artisans who make various clay figures. This place is visited by many domestic and foreign tourists. María lives with her husband, who is employed by the National Civil Police, and their two children (ages 7 and 13). Like all responsible women, María looks after her family’s welfare. She sells clothing for men and women, which allows her to contribute to the family expenses. María has been in this business for more than five years. Each week she travels to the Guatemalan border to buy clothes to bring back to Ilobasco, where she makes all of her daily sales.

María is requesting a loan because she wants to buy a large quantity of clothing so that she can improve her sales.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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