A loan of $700 helped tO BUY BASIC GRAINS, MEAT, SNACKS, SOFT DRINKS, ETC., TO SELL.


María Elena's story

Maria Elena is a hard-working, striving, and enterprising woman of 31 who launched her small store in 2000. With just 500 cordobas she bought some snacks (including seven or more types of typical treats, candies, etc.), and little by little, her business grew.

Maria Elena has 2 children, ages 12 and 9, for whom she works arduously, and she hopes to have a general store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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