A loan of $375 helped invest in natural medicines and vitamins.


Maria's story

Maria sells perfumes, cosmetics, shampoo, natural medicines and other vitamins. She learned to be a saleswoman from her parents who are also in the same line of works. She is in need of a loan in order to invest in products. She is especially interested in diversifying her line of natural medicines because her clients are satisfied with the results and they have become very popular items. Maria is 41 years old and has 3 children. Her oldest daughter is married but still lives with Maria at home. Maria has been separated from her husband for 5 years and she has had to play the role of mother and father to her 2 younger children.



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