A loan of $1,450 helped gain trading capital to commercialize vegetables.

Maria Erlinda's story

Maria Erlinda is 27 years old and her civil status is a single mother. She managed to study a technical program (nursing assistant), and counts her little son as her dependent. They currently live in her parents' house, which is located in the community of Cuartel Parcela - Iluri in the Tíraque municipality. It is approximately 75 km from Cochabamba. María Erlinda is loaning her services as a nurse to the population of Ivirgazama, and has three-month contract with an international organization. Finally, the client holds the desire to overcome and obtain additional economic income. For this purpose she needs to ask for trading capital to commercialize vegetables on the weekend. She counts on this for necessary experience which will help her obtain additional income to improve her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Gilbert

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