A loan of $675 helped to buy fruit to sell.


Maria Cruz's story

Maria Cruz, 55, is married and the mother of 6 children. For 25 years Maria Cruz has sold fruit, such as pineapples, papayas, grapes, watermelons, melons and, for a large part of the harvest, apples. As her clients know, Maria Cruz travels on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to the wholesaler to buy the best quality fruits and then travels to various areas of the capital to make deliveries to the residential areas where her customers wait to buy fresh fruit and to her home. During the apple harvest, Maria Cruz also delivers to various supermarkets in the capital city as she buys directly from the farms where they harvest this fruit. She wishes to keep working so that she can make improvements to her home and support her husband in his job as a carpenter. She is asking for this loan so she can buy fruits to grow her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sara Godwin



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