A loan of $575 helped to buy merchandise, notebooks, pencils, erasers, rulers, and reams of paper.

María Nelly's story

Although María Nelly G. has always been an enterprising woman. She is a mother and head of her family, responsible for caring for and giving a good future to her two daughters. They were the main reason why this enterprising woman has given her life to her own business, Papelería Real [Royal Paperstore],which is her only source of income now.

At 35 years old, María Nelly dreams of her paper store being the best in Cisneros, a town to the east of Antioquia, where she is from.

At present, María Nelly needs a loan to buy various things, such as notebooks, pencils, erasers, rulers and reams of paper. In this way, she hopes to increase her income and improve her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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