A loan of $550 helped to buy cookies, bread, handmade sweets, etc.

María De Jesús's story

María is a very responsible and hardworking woman. She awakens every morning with the conviction that it is another opportunity to get ahead and improve her living conditions. She lives with her husband, who helps her economically with the household expenses.

María is a vendor in the informal sector. She buys and sells food products such as bread, cookies, handmade sweets, etc., as a street vendor with her basket. This is how she pays for her house, food, and her family's other vital necessities.

Her biggest desires for improvement have led her to request this loan, which will allow her to invest in merchandise to sell, such as cookies, bread, handmade sweets, etc. She anticipates that this way she will manage to increase her sales and income levels.

In addition, María wants to expand and formalize her business. She is thinking about the possibility of paying for a store where there are other vendors like her and her profits will multiply. For now, this is the opportunity to continue bringing home food and looking for the way to improve her quality of life and that of her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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