A loan of $600 helped for notebooks and pens.


Mariana Alexandra's story

Mariana, 19, is a single mother of a one year old son. She has a small stationery shop in the front part of her house. She lives in a house that’s only utility is electricity located in a periurban zone called Fortín.

She decided to learn how to run a stationery shop to support her son. She used her savings to buy stationery items to sell in the front part of her house. She currently has her shop stocked with notebooks, pens, diagrams, etc. She is open from 7am until 8pm every day. She wants to use the loan to buy notebooks, pens and other stationery items.

In the future she’d like to have her store well stocked with merchandise so that sales will increase thus being able to provide her son with a good life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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