A loan of $175 helped to buy soda, fruit, and jewelry.

Darling Maria's story

Darling, resident of the city of León, 23 years old, tells us that her first Kiva loan helped her to supply for her business through the purchase of more fruit, and as a result she was able to earn more clients. She used the loan to buy fruits, soda, cheese fritters and candies. She noted that stocking her business with more variety enabled her to attract more clients and her sales improved. She will invest this second loan that she is asking for in the same business and will now sell soda, fruit, and additionally will dedicate herself to the sale of jewelry. Her mom supports her in this business, and helps her to sell quickly, and this loan will help her greatly as she will be able to invest more in the business. One of her plans is to buy a plot where she will build her house little by little and additionally offer a great variety of products to get ahead in her business. Her goal is to finish her studies and develop her beauty salon.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaitlyn Godfrey

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