A loan of $1,050 helped to buy bread, sodas, juice, snacks, and cookies.

Maria Elena's story

Maria sells clothing and groceries, and she lives with her family and has three children. She has no relatives living abroad. Her children are 18, 24, and 28 years old. She started her business out of necessity, needing a source of income to help her family.

She is currently seeking a loan to buy products like bread, sodas, juice, snacks, cookies, oil, pasta, detergents, and other items with which to fill her store. Maria's goal is to have a business stocked full of groceries to improve her sales, and in this way she would make a greater profits. With her family, she hopes to continue improving their way of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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