A loan of $300 helped to buy seasonal fruits (mangos, jicamas, cucmbers).

Maria Evangelina's story

Evangelina is 50 years old. She sells seasonal fruit. She lives with her 18 and 10 year old children. Her business has been open for seven years. During the school year, she sells outsiD. of the school. During vacations, she works in the municipal park. Evangelina lives in San Francisco Gotera, in the department of Morazán .
Her hours of business are from 9:00 am to 5:00pm. She buys the fruit in San Miguel, an area located 30 minutes from her home. She is requesting a loan to buy mangoes, jicamas, cucumbers, oranges and papayas to maintain a good quantity of produce and to conduct sales.
One of her dreams is to grow with the business, to gain access to other areas of business, like the clothing industry. She also wants to have money to help her children with their studies and food. She hopes to be healthy enough to follow through with what she has planned.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Jackson

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