A loan of $525 helped buy blouses, pants, shorts, towels, beans, barley, cereals, vegetables, spices etc.


Maria Elena's story

Maria Helena is single and doesn't have any children. She has been earning her living selling new clothing for eight years. Through a previous loan with the Foundation, she has already demonstrated responsibility, a willingness to overcome problems, and ready repayments of the loan.

Maria started this line of work to have a little more income to support herself. Her business has now grown to fulfill the demands of her customers. Through the support of Leon 2000 and the Kiva program small business people have been provided with the tools they need to run their businesses.

With the loan Maria will buy merchandise such as blouses, pants, shorts, towels, beans, barley, cereals, vegetables, spices etc.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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