A loan of $1,025 helped to buy liquor and beverages.

Maria Elena's story

María is a person who has had to go through many adversities in her life. However, she’s always had the strength to get ahead and continue making progress with her children.

María is a single mother head of household; she has two children who are 16 and 21 years of age. Her husband died some time ago leaving her as the main person responsible for generating income needed in her home to cover expenses that arise there.

She and her husband owned a bar they worked in to generate family income but since her husband’s death she hadn’t worked and had been leasing out the bar. Now that María has taken up the business again she needs a loan to buy a stock of beverages and liquor to meet customer demand so that she can continue generating better income for her home leading to improved quality of life for her children and better opportunities for economic progress.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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