A loan of $700 helped purchase more vegetables for her business.


Maria Elena's story

Sra. Maria Elena Z. T., age 25, lives at home with her parents in one of the neighborhoods in the city of Tarija. She is a single mother with one daughter. Maria Elena is a vegetable merchant who has been in business for more than six years at the farmer’s market.


She wants to improve her income so that she can provide a better life for her daughter and indicates that she would like to buy more vegetables. Therefore, this loan will be used to buy merchandise so that she can increase her earnings.


Maria Elena says she wants to give her daughter all the comforts to make her happy. With the next loan that she will request, she plans to buy a plot of land.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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