A loan of $1,100 helped to buy plastic containers for the season in which her sales increase.

Miriam Maria's story

Miriam is a person known in her neighborhood for being very hardworking and willing to get ahead. Approximately 29 years ago she began with a small business where she was selling disposable containers. Little by little this business has grown and she has diversified the products she offers to her customers.

Miriam affirms that she is aspiring to have a very big business in which everyone has her as a reference, and this business will generate a large income for her. For the time being the business has unstable sales, so Miriam has to alternate selling disposable containers with selling ice cream. The big advantage is that Miriam does this job from home and can be on top on taking care of her family.

With the intention of facing a season in which Miriam says her sales go up considerably, Miriam needs to supply her business and buy more merchandise of disposable products. However, currently she does not have sufficient capital to do it. This is why Miriam is striving for a loan, to give her the possibility of managing to buy the disposable containers so she can be prepared for the season in which her sales go up notably.

Miriam hopes that when her income goes up she will be able to improve the quality of life of the people in her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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