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Mary Cruz's story

Mary Cruz is 34 years old, and has always liked to be active. She works at a local store and is a very hardworking woman who enjoys her job, and who is also struggling to bring in the household income she needs, since she has 2 young children in her care. Right now she is requesting this loan in order to buy basic grains, dairy products, meat, sweets, and detergent. Her dream is to have a house with many conveniences and to have a very productive business, if it is possible to establish one in the market.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Melbourne



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