A loan of $200 helped to purchase raw material such as: wood, glue, paints to make arts and crafts and to purchase a sign for her business.


Maria Cristina's story

Maria Cristina is a young 22 year old entrepreneur who decided to start her own business and make an effort to offer her parents the possibility of having a better quality of life and better economic opportunity towards progress. Some time ago she learned how to make arts and crafts and began making them out of her home and selling them to family and friends. Her business began growing little by little and a month ago she got the opportunity to move to a location where she can offer her products to her current clients and be exposed to a wider variety of people. Since her business started growing, the economic situation at home has also improved but not disappeared completely. At the very least they've gotten to enjoy an improved quality of life and little by little they are getting ahead. Due to the fact that she doesn't have large capital to grow her business, Maria Cristina is seeking a loan to purchase raw materials, such as: wood, glue, paints to make arts and crafts and to purchase a sign for her business.

Her dream is to have a larger store where she can serve a larger quantity of people and where she can also generate employment for the most at need. She also dreams of her parents being able to prosper and get past the difficulties that have been present in their lives.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gustavo Gutierrez



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