A loan of $500 helped to buy milk, drinks, chickens and used clothing.


María Antonia's story

Maria Antonia is 53, and lives in her own home with her husband, who is 60, and her adult daughter. Maria sells various goods such as dairy products, drinks, chickens, and used clothing. As with every enterprising woman, she has made her home into a business, and has worked in this occupation for many years. Her customers prefer her more each day, because she is a woman devoted to her work, to offering good prices and quality, and to always satisfying customer needs. She always tries to be up-to-date with products, so that customers always find what they are looking for. Maria has many dreams, and one of them is to see her business flourish. All this has motivated her to make the decision to apply to Integral for this loan, hoping that in this way, she will improve her situation, and succeed in realizing her dream. She wants the loan in order to buy the supplies she needs; such as milk, drinks, chickens, and used clothing. This will allow her to attract more customers, and in this way, gain access to a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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