A loan of $1,100 helped to pay for the purchase of letter-sized paper and to maintain the machines at the internet cafe.

Maria Irma's story

Maria Irma lives in Coapilla in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. She is married to Jose, with whom she has three daughters: Iris del Rocio, 17; Jania Margarita, 3; and the youngest is Jimena Marisol, who is 1 year old.

This time she will invest the loan in the purchase of letter-sized paper and performing maintenance on the computers at her internet cafe, where she has been working for 2 years and 3 months. She says that it's going well and is bringing in more income for her home.

She was motivated to begin this activity by her family and her husband, who is a systems engineer, and who told her that if she wanted to have a business that maD. her happy she should have a cyber cafe because they bring in good earnings.

Her greatest wish is that with this business she will be able to take care of herself and her family, and the loan will help her to keep it in good condition and keep her customers happy with the service she provides.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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