A loan of $675 helped to invest in supplies for her food stand.

María Graciela's story

Sra. María Graciela P. F. lives in the city of Ibarra. She is 49 years old and a single mother with three children. Graciela has a food stand at the local market, where she has worked for 20 years. One of her daughters helps with the business.

At first, she rented her space and only served breakfast. Later she started preparing lunches and now sells afternoon snacks as well. After many years of hard work and effort, she was able to buy her space and now it is her property. Graciela is requesting a loan to invest her business and use her earnings to buy the adjacent space so that her daughter can work there. Her plans for the future are to finish the construction of her house and provide her children a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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