A loan of $600 helped to purchase drinks such as sodas and juices, as well as pork, cheese, chicken, and condiments.


Maria Sarbelia's story

Maria Sarbelia lives with her husband and son, and manages a small cafe where she sells pupusas (stuffed corn tortillas) and drinks. The cafe has existed for over 21 years and she serves there every day of the week, in the evening. Maria Sarbelia inherited the business from her mother.

Maria Sarbelia applied for this loan in order to purchase drinks such as sodas and juices, as well as pork, cheese, chicken, and condiments. The loan will help increase business, providing her with produce and allowing her to serve more customers, thus guaranteeing an income to support her family.

With the income earned from running her cafe, Maria Sarbelia wants to make improvements to her home. Therefore she is seeking the support of a loan to achieve her goals through the growth of her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig


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