A loan of $275 helped to stock her business by purchasing dairy products, sausages, basic grains, sweets, and cleaning products, etc.


Maria Victoria's story

María Victoria, age 46, is a single mother. She has three children; ages 18, 21, and 23. Two of them have already graduated, and only one is currently in school. She lives in the Tela neighborhood in Atlántida.

María Victoria sells food staples in a grocery store. She sells rice, beans, dairy products, sausages, sweets, cleaning products, bread, consummé, sugar, and churros, etc. She established her business eight months ago with the help of her children. One of them has a job and helped her with the investment.

She works all day from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. She previously worked as a kitchen helper.

She will use this loan to stock her business by purchasing dairy products, sausages, basic grains, and sweets. She will do this to increase her sales. With loans she will be stocking her store little by little.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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