A loan of $800 helped purchase of soap, butter, oil, margarine, rice, sugar, coffee, beans, bread, cookies, soup, soft drinks, juice, cereal, oatmeal, candles, matches, and batteries.


Maria Julia's story

Maria Julia R. is 46 years old. She lives in the village of El Zope. For years she's worked at her business to be able to help her family get ahead. Her husband is a fisherman and together they cover the home expenses. Currently Maria sells groceries, soft drinks, juices, water, chicken, and fish in her small general store. Maria and her husband don't have children that depend on them. The loan will be used to stock her store with groceries in order to increase her income. Her short-term goal is to remodel her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kate Richardson



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