A loan of $1,050 helped to buy shirts, pants, shoes and cosmetics for her business.

Maria Ercilia's story

Señora María, 43 years old, is married, has three children and lives in her own home in a neighborhood of Choluteca. She has one child who depends on her economically. She has made a living for the past 15 years in the business of selling new clothes, shoes, cosmetics and a variety of other things. She sells daily from Monday to Sunday in her business and her customers are the people who frequent the municipal market of her town.

Doña María is applying for this loan for the purchase of shirts, pants, shoes, cosmetics and a variety of things in order to better stock her business. With the help of the loan she will manage to stock her business a little and therefore improve her income and her desire is to continue working with the organization. Doña María’s dream is that her sales improve and that she has good customers that are punctual.

San Lorenzo, Valle – July 2012

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melanie Snellings

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