A loan of $1,050 helped purchase spare parts for cars.

Maria's story

Maria is married and lives in a rented home. She has three children who are in school. Maria belongs to the community bank Llapanchik which means "all of us" in Quechua. Maria has a spare parts store in a rented store-front and she works there every day. Her business is tied to her husband's business as a mechanic and his mechanic's shop is her principal customer. Maria wants to have her own independent shop so that she can expand her business and have good management. She acquires her products in Lima. Maria dreams with building her own home and that her children will succeed. The loan she is requesting will be invested in the purchase of spare parts for cars.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Manzo

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