A loan of $1,025 helped to buy shirts, pants, skirts, swimsuits, bags, and footwear etc.


Maria Marlene's story

36-year old Sra. Maria Marlene has two dependent children. She is an efficient and capable woman who sells general merchandise and silk-screen prints. Her business is doing very well. Her punctuality, discipline, and optimism have helped her become an independent woman, and she is proud of what she has accomplished.

With the loan Maria will buy shirts, pants, skirts, swimsuits, bags, and footwear etc. She feels fulfilled and is grateful for the opportunities she has had. Her job gives her and her family peace of mind that they can overcome any problem that occurs.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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