A loan of $975 helped to cover health-related expenses.


Maria Petrona's story

Ms. Maria Petrona is a married 48-year-old woman who never had the opportunity to get an education. She has 3 children who are not currently in school. She makes gabachas (traditional Guatemalan aprons) and aprons for a living. She also works as a cook in another business and has 4 years of kitchen experience. She gets support from her husband, who works as a baker.

She is requesting a loan that she will use to purchase medication to improve her health because she wants to continue supporting her family so that they can get ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian



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