A loan of $450 helped to purchase merchandise (clothing and shoes).

Maria Mavel's story

Doña María lives in Puerto el Triunfo, Usulután Department. She is 43 years old. She has two children who are 16 and 20 years old and who are financially dependent on her. Her business is selling shoes and American clothing. She has run this business for 2 years.
She is waiting for a box of merchandise to arrive, but she still doesn't have the money for it. She is requesting the loan to be ready whenever the order arrives. With this financial help, she will be able to pay off the merchandise as soon as the supplier delivers it. She is increasing her inventory to be able to offer a greater quantity of merchandise to her customers.
She dreams of building up her business, to see it grow big and have a greater demand for her products. She wants to be able to take care of the commitments that are required to keep her business running. And additionally, she wants to see her family united and for her children become professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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