A loan of $850 helped to buy stationary supplies, make improvements to her place of business, and repair her refrigerator.

Maria's story

With her first Kiva loan, Maria V. was able to buy a printer, repair her copy machine, and also buy printing supplies. She will use the new loan she is applying for in the following way: to buy stationary supplies, do renovations to improve her place of business, and repair her refrigerator in order to continue selling soft drinks, which also helps her earn income. Maria sent the following message for Kiva's lenders when saying goodbye to her loan advisor: "May God bless you and continue providing you the spirit so that you may keep helping other people like myself in this way."

If you would like to know Maria's story, you may go to the following link: http://www.kiva.org/lend/170879

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Shimmin

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