A loan helped to buy various pairs of sneakers.


Maria Lastenia's story

Maria is 52 years old, and is separated with one son. She lives in the municipality of Apartado, and works making footwear. She has been running this business for five years, and her biggest challenge is being more competitive in the market.

Maria has a very good credit history. She is asking for a loan from Kiva for the second time. She will use this loan to buy various pairs of sneakers, thus restocking her business.

Maria hopes to grow the inventory of her business and to improve her home. She really looks forward to your financial support.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Sindorf.


This loan is special because:

It helps internally-displaced people in Colombia rebuild and sustain their livelihoods.



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