A loan of $375 helped to buy sacks for rice, sugar and noodles to stock her store..


Maria's story

Maria, 40, is a happy and hardworking woman. She lives in her own home together with her husband Elvis, 43, and their 2 dear children, to whom they want to give a better quality of life. Maria has a lot of hard work to do, so she gets up very early to make food for her family and then opens the doors to her business to await her first customers. Maria's grocery stO. is one of the most popular because of her charisma and friendliness that has made her preferred by many of her neighbors. They know that they will find everything they need at Maria's stO. because of her large variety of products.

What she likes most about her job is chatting with her customers. She has been doing this for 10 years, and considers the most difficult aspect to be having to stay on her feet all day long.

With the help of the requested loan she will buy mO. provisions for her stO.. Later she hopes that her business will grow and become the most popular in her community. This will be her 2nd loan and she needs the support of the lenders to move forward with her proposal. She promises to meet her payments punctually and is thankful to be part of her village bank.

With the loan requested, she will buy mO. merchandise like sacks of rice, sugar, milk, noodles, canned goods and other products.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus


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