A loan of $400 helped to buy ice cream to stock her business with a variety of products to offer her customers.


Maria Aracelly's story

Maria is a person who is known for being very hard-working and for managing to overcome, with a great desire to get ahead, the adversities that have presented themselves in her life. At her 50 years of age Maria is a single mother and head of her family with two children. One of them is studying at the university. Thanks to Maria’s dedication to her work they are able to pay. Maria has always wanted to be able to offer her children a good quality of life. From the moment her husband died she had to work in order to be able to generate the income needed to support her household. Maria sells ice cream during the day. At night she takes out a fast food cart. This way she is able to generate enough income to offer her children a good education and a good quality of life. Thanks to Maria’s service she has been able to get a good number of customers, which has made it possible to have very good sales. Maria is seeking a loan with the intention of stocking her ice cream sales business with more products to offer her customers . The loan will give her the opportunity to buy ice cream to stock her business with a variety of products to offer her customers. Maria hopes that her monthly income does not suffer and that she will be able to improve her business, making it more attractive for her customers. Also, Maria dreams of giving her children a better quality of life and of her youngest son finishing his university education.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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