A loan of $1,050 helped to buy clothes, shirts, blouses, underwear and children's clothing.


Maria Elba's story

María, who works selling clothing, is a single mother of 5 children aged 18, 16, 14, 7 and 3. She has had her business selling clothes for 10 years; she learned the trade because of the need to earn income for her large family. Her hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm. She is currently seeking a loan to buy clothes, shirts, blouses, underwear and children's clothing. With this investment her business will become more diversified, she hopes that in this way she can get a greater flow of customers buying things. Her goal is to stay with the business because her children depend on her and practically her only source of income is the business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack


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