A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase two display cases to display her gifts, and also to purchase more gifts.


Maria Julia's story

63-year-old María is a widow since her husband died long ago. She looks after his business, a gift store that is located in her home in the Pampahasi area.

This loan is her third cycle with the institution, and María will invest it in the purchase of two glass cases to display their gifts. Her reason for seeking this loan is to increase her working capital. María's challenge with her business is that sales are low during the school holidays. She will use the profits to improve her store, and María's desire is to renovate her house over time. She feels very grateful to the institution for their support, as this is the only activity she has.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig



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