A loan of $1,675 helped to buy fruit, milk, sugar, and utensils..


Maria Norma's story

Maria, 31, lives in Isla Trinitaria with her children in her parent's home. She sell drinks, a business she began 10 years ago as a street vendor. Over time and with urban redevelopment, she had the opportunity to buy from the city a small stand that included basic services. She personally manages the business and leaves one of her sisters in charge when she needs to attend to a business matter.

She offers natural fruit juices, milkshakes, and sandwiches at her stand, which is busiest in the mornings because her customers buy them for breakfast. Prices range from $0.50 to $1.50 for milkshakes. Her costs are not very high; therefore, her profits allow her to pay for her 8-year-old son's education. With this loan, Maria wants to buy a larger stand to operate along with the one she has now; the rest of the loan will be used to buy products like fruit, milk, sugar, and utensils needed for the business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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