A loan of $500 helped to buy basic items like milk, eggs, and deli meats.


Maria Ester's story

María Ester, age 47, lives with her life partner and their children. She owns a small store where she sells daily necessity items like bread, eggs, milk,and cold cuts, among others. She's been running this business for many years, which has given her a lot of experience in sales that allows her to generate the best profits she can. The store is located in her home in at a location with a lot of foot traffic. She already has a lot of customers, but her best clients are her neighbors, who recommend her because she always has what they need, quality products at affordable prices, and with excellent service. María is an enterprising woman very dedicated to her work and who has many goals that she aims to achieve. Her biggest secret to achieving success is effort and a love of work. In recent weeks, demand has been increasing and she would like to take advantage. That's why she's requesting this loan from Apoyo Integral [Kiva field partner] that will allow her to buy basic items like milk, eggs, and deli meats. María Ester has a good payment history and is very responsible. She is certain that she will be able to pay off the loan and is confident that it will give her family a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jacob Bintliff



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