A loan of $800 helped inventory.

Maria De La Cruz's story

Maria de la Cruz R. P. is 48 years old and the widowed mother of five dependent children. She has lived in the Buena Vista Sur part of town for 10 years. Her husband, who was completely dedicated to supporting his family, passed away two years ago. Maria now runs a business from her home; one that she and her husband had established.

The business is a general store where she sells consumable products, such as dried corn, sugar, rice, coffee, lard, cooking oil, poultry, cheese, juices, etc. She also sells cosmetics and medications.

Her business is in a good location and she will use the money from this loan to buy more merchandise in bulk. She wants to have a greater assortment so that she can increase her profits.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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