A loan of $875 helped to buy groceries like rice, canned goods, sugar, etc.

Maria Maribel's story

María is 36 years old and married, with two children who have come of age and no longer live with her because they are independent and the younger one is studying at a public college. Her husband is a mechanic. She began her grocery store about three years ago with just one glass cabinet and a shelf.

Because of the demand for grocery goods, she began buying rice and oil, and little by little, through her efforts and some sacrifices, she now works at her own business and sells all kind of groceries. She works from 6:00 in the morning until sundown. With this loan, she wants to buy foods like rice, canned goods, and sugar, etc. In the future, she wants to expand her business and offer more options to her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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