A loan of $1,425 helped to put up a good quality roof over her business and thus avoid having winter wreck her business.


Maria Leticia's story

Maria began working selling fruit with a friend and after a while her friend had to leave the business. Thus María looked after the business completely. In this way she can contribute financially to her household so that her husband and their nine children can access a better quality of life and better financial opportunities in order to progress. In her business she has had very good customers and this has allowed her family to be able to have a better quality of life each time. But now, the problem she has with her business is the strong winter that has made her close her business, and her sales have dropped considerably. And even though she has tried to put up a bigger roof, she's not managed to slow down winter at her business since she's put up roofs made of fabric, boxes, and other items, and to be able to put up a suitable roof she doesn't have the adequate capital. For this reason María is looking for a loan in order to put up a good quality roof over her business and thus avoid having winter wreck her business.

Her greatest dream is to continue increasing her fruit sales so that her family has the opportunity to have a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Birk



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