A loan of $1,050 helped to purchase onions, potatoes, ears of corn.

Maria Norma's story

María is single. She is 35. She was born in Saquisilí, which is in the canton of La Mana. The lively town of Saquisilí offers an exquisite variety of handicrafts and experiences in its markets, which come to life at eight colorful public squares. Each one provides different merchandise and interesting objects from the indigenous communities in the region. On Thursdays there is a fair, where natives congregate from the surrounding areas with their agricultural products and handicrafts.
María says she learned when she was eight years old, since selling legumes is a family business. She currently works alone from 7 AM to 7 PM.
She wants to use the loan to purchase sacks of onions, potatoes, ears of corn, etc. so that she may increase her sales.
Her goal is to purchase a piece of land and build a house so that she may rent it.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis

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