A loan of $450 helped to buy a printer to offer new services in her microenterprise.


María Elena's story

María Elena, 51, is a single and independent woman. Six years ago she took over a family business in the town of La Ceja, Antioquia, following her father's retirement.

In her business María Elena is a big help to the people of her town, since she offers them advice on how to get health insurance, she helps them with the procedures for getting a driver's license, sales contracts, and other procedures.

Currently María Elena wants to buy a printer to offer new services that will make her business more competitive in the market and generate greater income to be able to give her parents a better quality of life. For this reason she is currently requesting a loan, because she wants to continue improving her business and support herself, to continue being an independent person and help her community.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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