A loan of $650 helped to buy merchandise.


Maria Herlinda's story

Maria Herlinda is 53 years old and married. She completed two years of her 'educación primária' (education for children aged 7-14). Her business is selling women's clothing. She started the business on her own and on her own initiative, and has 18 years experience. She has the support of her husband who works as a tailor. Maria Herlinda is requesting a loan to buy more merchandise: cortes (lengths of woven cloth worn as skirts), blouses, güipiles (traditional woven blouses), aprons, etc. She hopes to have a prosperous business in the future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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