A loan of $375 helped to buy sweets, hard candies, and chocolates to stock her shop.


Maria Salome's story

María is 53 years old, and she is married with one child who is ten years old. She works in sweets and treats sales in a shop located in her own home. This loan is her first involvement with the lending institution. María will use this loan to buy sweets, hard candies, and chocolates to stock her business. The reason she is asking for a loan is that she lacks working capital, and María faces challenges to her business from her competitors.

She will use the gain in business profits from her investment to buy her own home, since she currently lives in a rental unit, and it is her wish to have a little house to better accommodate her family. She feels happy and thankful to the lenders for the opportunity they have presented to her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount



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