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A loan of $275 helped purchase shoes to sell.

Maria Alma Delia's story

Sra. María Alma B. is a divorced mother who lives with her two children. The oldest child is already independent and working to help with the expenses, while the younger one is in school. Sra. Alma currently does not have a job with any company. It has been almost a year since she held a job that allowed her to support her children and her household.

Sra. Alma started a business selling shoes through a catalog. She wants to order more products, but needs the capital to invest so that she can purchase them. Alma has an existing inventory that she can display to her customers, but they want to see a wider variety of shoes. Selling shoes has paid off because she can continue supporting her children and maintaining her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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