A loan of $575 helped to buy staple goods and restock supplies of products that she has already sold.

Mariela's story

Mariela is married and has 7 children. 4 of her children are adults and have their own families and jobs, while the other 3 children are still young enough that she must guarantee their education and a good quality of life at home. Because the income that her husband earns is not sufficient to sustain the household costs, Mariela decided to establish her own business with which she would be able to take care of her children. For this reason, she began to sell staple goods for the family's basic needs from her home, and this permitted her to generate income with which she can contribute economically to support her household costs. She has had many good sales, but she still doesn't earn sufficient capital, so Mariela is seeking this loan to buy staple goods and to restock supplies of the products that she has already sold.

Her dream is to be able to offer to her children a good education, and in the future she aspires to be able to offer them access to a university education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melia Meggs

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