A loan of $275 helped to buy clothes.

Maria Teodora's story

María is 57 years old. She lives in a town called Las Canoas, Teustepe. She only finished elementary school. She is married and the mother of 4 children, all of them grown. She has sold clothes for 10 years. She started the business with loans she would take out from other institutions. They helped her improve her family live and maintain her business. Today she does it alone since all of her children are married. She sells door to door or as a street vendor in other toens near her community. Today María is asking for this loan to buy clothes to stock her business. This new loan will help her because with more stock to sell, she will sell more. Her goal is to have her business full of different merchandise and improve her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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