A loan of $575 helped purchase the ingredients to prepare her foods and to buy a pipette of gas to cook them.

Maria Nydia's story

Maria Nydia has been a very capable person in overcoming the many challenges that life has presented to her. She is 61 years old, married and has two children, to whom she'd like to offer the best in life. Thirty years ago, her husband was unemployed and Maria came up with the idea of selling food to people in her area. Since then, she has sold empanadas, blood sausage, among other things. When she started, one of her sons, who was very young at the time, helped her distribute the food on all the streets in the area. When she saw that the business was very useful and she could sustain the basic necessities of her household, Maria Nydia decided to continue working and generating income.

These days Maria Nydia continues doing the same work and has a small stand where she sells food outside of her home. Thanks to this activity, she continues contributing to the household expenses and has given her husband and children a better quality of life. Maria Nydia needs a loan for the purchase of materials needed to make her dishes and to purchase a pipette of gas to fry them. However, currently she does not have the available capital to purchase these products. She has put her hopes on a loan and the opportunity it would give her. She dreams of growing her business, and sells more each day. In this way, she can continue to give her husband and sons a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michelle Burns

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