A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase motor oil and lubricants..


María Ernestina's story

María Ernestina G. D. A. is 56 years old and lives in the municipality of Soyapango with her husband and three young children. She has a small business where she sells fuel and lubricants for autos and motorcycles. She has been running this business for several years and it is the only source of income she has to pay for the household expenses. She will use the loan to purchase better quality products and expand her business in order to offer more variety to her customers. María is an enterprising woman known by her neighbors to be a happy person who wants to better herself. In addition, she wishes to help her children have a better life and an education.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz



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