A loan of $1,075 helped to buy items for her shop, like papers, stickers, etc.

Maria Yinelli's story

María is 22 years old and a single mother, with one child who is 2 years old. She began her business as a result of her separation from the father of her child. María currently runs a small stationery shop. She is the only worker in her store, so she works from 8:00am until 10:00pm.

She says that in the beginning, her area was full of petty crime and there was very little business for her shop, but little by little these conditions have improved and now things are going quite well in her business, and her dream is to expand her offerings to satisfy the needs of her customers who come to shop at her store each day. Her dream is to make repairs to her house and finish her university career to give a better life to her child. With this loan, she plans to buy items for her shop, such as paper, stickers, etc.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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