A loan of $1,275 helped to buy chamomile, boldo, anise, dill, saffron, flax seed, and other medicinal herbs.

Maria's story

María is 46 years old. She is married to Adolfo; they have been married for 18 years and had 3 children, one of which passed away. She has been a businesswoman for the past 14 years. She has two commercial spaces that are located in the municipal market, where she sells medicinal herbs for wholesale and retail purchases. She sells chamomile, boldo, anise, dill, saffron, flax seed, herbs, ointments, syrups, and other natural products. She started with a small store. doing retail sales. Little by little she has grown her customer base, with much sacrifice, dedication and help from her family. She said that right now she has a lot of competition, and knows that she will need to improve her prices and provide great service in order to retain her customers. With her charisma and friendly nature, she helps customers along side her husband and her children who also help. She requested a loan to buy chamomile, boldo, anise, dill, saffron, flax seed and other medicinal herbs. This will allow her to stock her stores, which will help her to have a good variety of products to offer her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Kell

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