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A loan of $300 helped to buy supplies.


María Patricia's story

María Patricia is 54 years old and very handy. She was a housewife most of the time; cared for the children, and did the housework. Now her children are grown and she decided to restart her passion. She went to school and learned art. Once she learned, she began making candles and does this daily in a small workshop from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. She also sells them there. Her greatest desire is to expand her business and eventually have her own school where she can teach her skills to others to earn extra money. María is asking for a loan in order to buy supplies such as paraffin, wax, and paints. Since it’s the year end season, her sales increase.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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