A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase computers.

Maria Elizabeth's story

Maria is thirty-four years old and works in the family business she started with her husband. She began with a small store thanks to the capital she invested, which grew slowly. With the increase she began to invest in clothing which she purchased and sold based on orders. She converted her store into a bazaar where she offered a wide range of products, even imitation jewelry. Today, she rents a space where she recently opened a cyber cafe with four computers, offering Internet service as well as photocopying. Everyone in her home is involved with the business, so that each one has a specific task and she is the administrator. She is requesting a loan to purchase computers, which will increase the service capacity she can offer her customers. She hopes to continue with her business by making her loan payments on time. Her dream is to be able to open her business in a space she owns since she is currently renting space.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tim O'Reilly

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