A loan of $1,200 helped to buy sneakers, clothing and jewelry.

Maria Del Carmen's story

Maria, 61, is a hardworking woman who has been a widow for 10 years. With effort and dedication she has been able to stock her business with merchandise that she sells, so she can have an income and savings for her old age.

She has a lot of ambition for her business. She sells various brands of shoes, shirts, pants and jewelry from catalogs. She works a variety of schedules, and she sells her merchandise on credit. In order to continue with her business and increase her sales, she wants a loan to purchase sneakers, clothing and jewelry. In the future she wants to keep her business going so that she can be assured of a continuous income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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