A loan of $500 helped to paint the outside of her house and to buy more clothing to sell.


Maria Cecilia's story

Maria is a very hardworking woman who for more than three years has earned her living buying and selling used shoes and clothings so she can be successful and cover household expenses. She's married to Santana, forty, who currently works for a small cardboard and aluminum vendor, but the income isn't sufficient to cover costs. They have a daughter, Neidaly, ten-years-old, who is in fifth grade. In addition to selling clothing, Maria makes extra income cleaning a home twice a week. So, she's seeking a loan to paint her house and to buy more clothing to sell. In the month of December sales go up, but her clients are asking for more variety in the clothing she sells.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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