A loan of $375 helped to buy an electric grinder.

Maria's story

María, 30, is divorced from her husband and has two children, ages 12 and 10. She lives in a rental house in the city of Tarma. María's daily routine is admirable. She gets up early to cook and attend to her children who are in school. She prepares delicious tamales that she sells in the bus terminal in Tarma. She leaves for work at 8:00 a.m., taking the refrigerated items with her. "My tamales are sold very quickly because I prepare them well with meat and condiments that give them a good flavor.", she says. María sells her products from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. After work she gets home and continues with her household chores. "My work is hard, especially when grinding the corn.", María says.

This tireless woman wants to see her children become professionals and have good jobs. That would be the best compensation for her, so she will continue helping them as much as she can. This will be her second loan through MFP, thanks to your supports. She is committed to paying it back on time. Regarding her communal bank, she says she is happy because she and the other members share the same interests.

María plans to use the loan to buy an electric grinder for the corn so she can increase production and avoid fatigue.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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