A loan of $1,050 helped to buy men's and women's clothing.


Maria Silenia's story

Sra. Maria Silenia is 38 years old and the mother of four children (ages 18, 14, 7, and 1½). She is excited about moving forward along with her family. Four years ago, she started her own business selling merchandise such as undergarments, jeans, t-shirts, cosmetics, and blankets to her customers who reside in the town of La Ceja, which is located east of Antioquia. Sra. Maria Silenia has had difficulties because several of her customers have been without work, thus preventing them from paying their bills. This has resulted in losses.


Motivated to recover, Sra. Silenia has hope and wants to buy more inventory so that she can acquire new customers in order to generate more income. As a result, she will improve the quality of life for herself and her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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