A loan of $1,675 helped to buy grocery items and chickens.

Maria Rebeca's story

Maria is a single mother. She lives in Suburbio and is 47 years old. Her story started 8 years ago when she opened her store after quitting her job. Maria tells us that before she worked as a maid in a family home. With many thnaks she indicates that the support to get started she owes to the woman she worked for since she had a store. Although she lives with her son she attends to the store from morning until 10 o'clock at night. She hasn't had major problems with her business, but she has in her personal life. Her father was sick a little while ago and she had to close her business to take care of him. All of her children are on their own but the younest one lives with her and goes to college. Right now her business is prospering and with the loan she will buy more grocery items and chicken. Her goal is to enlarge her house by building a second floor.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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