A loan of $825 helped to buy a variety of items to be used to start a store.


María Iluminada's story

María Iluminada had to leave her home, along with her husband and 8 children, because of violence. Her husband has been working very hard in order to get ahead. María, seeing the need that they were facing, and being a hardworking woman, has tried to start several businesses. Even though these businesses weren’t successful, they did help her family greatly at the time.
Actually, María Iluminada has not given up. She would like to start again, this time with a store that sells basic groceries. She hopes that this time the business will be successful. That is why she needs this loan. She will use the loan money to buy a variety of goods in order to start this new business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Levandoski



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