A loan of $300 helped purchase of rice, chicken, sugar, and oil.

Maria Elsy's story

Doña María, age 60, lives with her husband in the San Miguel department of San Miguel. She started her own store 15 years ago. It's open every day from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The income from this business is enough to cover María's household expenses. She is now requesting a loan to invest in merchandise such as rice, chicken, sugar, and oil.

This purchase will strengthen the store by allowing María to offer more products to her customers and thus, to increase her sales income. María has worked hard to build her business and hopes that it will remain profitable enough to support her economically.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Vivian Lu

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