A loan of $725 helped she will purchase furniture to improve her business.

Maria's story

María, age 35, is divorced and lives with her two young children. They live together in a rented home in the Quimbiri district. Every day they work hard to get ahead. Maria tries to fight against the adversity of destiny and works very hard in order to be able to get her family ahead. She is characterized by her strong focus on her business and her fight for her children's well-being. She generates the majority of her income through her sales stall where she sells quality articles of clothing. She has worked independently for five years, and two months ago she opened a restaurant where she offers the best Oriental dishes. She works with the support of a chef, so she does not have to disregard her other business. Her restaurant is going very well, and she is very grateful to her customers, who are very demanding with regards to the quality of the dishes. In the future, she wants to continue growing economically. She also wants to invest her capital in other businesses. This is her fifteenth loan with MFP, and she promises to repay it punctually. She is a collaborative member of her community bank, and she is very beloved of the members. Maria plans to invest the requested loan in acquiring more furniture for her restaurant. This way, she hopes to offer her customers the best.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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