A loan of $1,100 helped to buy merchandise such as sugar, beans, oil, rice, etc. with which to stock her grocery store.

Maribel's story

Maribel lives in Copainalá, Chiapas. She is married to José Isabel and they have three children who are still in their care: 25 year-old Rigoberto, 21 year-old Luis Alberto and 17 year-old Laura Yessenia.

Maribel is a housewife and she requested this loan to invest in buying merchandise such as eggs, oil, beans, tuna, cookies, etc. with which to stock her grocery store. She tells us that her business is doing well since it is making her income for her home and family.

Maribel says that she started out in this business through her own creativity since she has enjoyed doing business since she was very young. In this way, she and her husband both contribute money towards their household and supporting their children in their education.

Maribel's biggest wish is to be able to continue working in this business so that she can manage to build up some savings of her own. Over time, she would like to expand her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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