A loan of $1,075 helped to buy sheets of paper, notebooks and two computers.

Mariana Cecibel's story

Mariana started her business almost five years ago, when she moved to a different house. At the time she moved, she noted that around this well-populated part of the city, there were no stationery stores nor Internet cafés for people in the area.

With help and capital from her husband, she started off with her stationery store. Currently she works from the morning until 10:00pm. She also has a small Internet café with computers for the customers.

Mariana's husband works as a driver at Holcim (a large cement company), and she has two children in school; one in primary, and one in high school.

With the loan, she is going to buy sheets of paper, notebooks and two computers for her Internet café.

One of her goals is to be able to increase her business, and someday expand it; because that is how she helps and supports her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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