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A loan of $800 helped to buy condiments: pepper, cumin, bay leaf, and oregano for her business.

Maria Bersabe's story

María lives with her husband. She has her own house, and sells spices (condiments), such as achiote (annatto seeds), pepper, and cumin in the municipal market.

She wants to diversify her business, and that's why she is applying for another loan, to help her buy spices such as pepper, cumin, bay leaf, and oregano. Her aim is to attract new customers for her products, and in this way improve her business, growing as a merchant.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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