A loan of $1,375 helped to buy rice, sugar, oil, canned food and clothes.

Maira Diana's story

Maira started her life as a retailer by selling clothes on credit, and activity she continues carrying out on top of running a grocery store. She has always enjoyed working, at first to be economically independent and to pay for her own expense, and now to help her husband. Her shop is open Mondays to Fridays; during the week-ends she opens it only in the morning, as she uses the afternoons to sell her clothes. She has 3 children, and she has been bringing them to the shop every week-end since they were very young, in order to teach them the value of money and how to make a living. When travelling to sell her clothes Maira brings along one of her daughters, who already knows the customers and could collect the due amounts if the case may be. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy rice, sugar, oil, canned food and clothes, in order to stock up her inventory to meet her customers’ needs and to improve her sales. The house she lives in is made of reed and it is in a bad shape, and Maira’s dream is to succeeded in building her own house in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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