A loan of $1,000 helped to buy merchandise such as flowers and materials to make greeting cards and floral arrangements.

Maria Elena's story

Maria Elena is a 44-year-old woman. She is the mother of one son and is divorced. She is a very hardworking, determined and strong woman. She has an entrepreneurial character and has run her flower shop for 10 years. She started as an employee and is now the owner of the business. This is her second loan. She found out about the foundation through her aunt.

The borrower has a flower shop adjacent to her house. She converted one room to serve as her office where she makes greeting cards. With her first loan she bought furniture and equipment for her business.

There is no competition around where her business is located. It is a location facing the street, in a good position to make sales. She wakes up early every morning, and she opens her store at 8 in the morning and closes at 7 in the evening. She does her household chores in the morning, and her son helps her with her business.

With this loan she intends to invest in more merchandise and material to build her inventory of flowers and greeting cards.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert

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