A loan of $1,700 helped to purchase household products, sodas, and snacks.

Maria Estella's story

Maria is a hardworking individual who has had to overcome many adversities in her life so that she could continue making progress alongside her family. Her husband and three children have been instrumental in providing the support and the motivation she needs to work diligently at her business every day.

Maria has managed a general store for approximately 30 years. She offers basic household products, sodas, and snacks. Her store is a source of income by which she is able to maintain the household expenses. Maria and her husband previously managed the business together, but some time ago her husband suffered serious health problems and she was left in charge of looking after the store. Thanks to her business, Maria has been able to provide her three children with a good education and a good quality of life. She is always looking after and growing her business, and now her sales have increased considerably. This loan gives her the opportunity to buy household products, sodas, and snacks so that she can restock her store and continue increasing her sales.

With the help of this loan, Maria's business can continue to grow and her earnings will increase considerably. Her family will be able to enjoy a better quality of life and have better opportunities to make progress.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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