A loan of $1,100 helped to buy tools and some advertising for her business.


Marilu's story

Marilu, 45, is a single mother and the head-of-household for her 4 children. The children's father abandoned them without any financial support some time ago, and the family's financial situation has become more difficult. Previously, Marilu had worked in a print shop for 14 years. Since that job did not generate enough money to meet household expenses, she decided to open her own business with a lot of effort in order to earn the necessary income. Though she started her fast food business with little capital, the effort she puts in each day has slowly positioned the business and made it prosper in the market. In the year since she began her business, the family's situation and her children's quality of life have improved, though they still have financial problems. Marilu is seeking a loan to buy tools and some advertising for her business. She dreams of growing her business, which will allow her to give her children a better life and a good education. She also dreams of having her own store where she can give her customers better service, grow her business, and make financial progress.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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