A loan of $700 helped to upgrade her business facilities and buy ingredients for cooking.


María Oliva's story

María Oliva is a 64-year-old woman who has dedicated her working life to providing an education to her four children. She began by selling fried foods from her house after her husband died and she became responsible for her household. Throughout her life, she has had to find a way each day to provide for her family. Since she lacks a formal education, the doors to the labor market were closed to her.

Her intelligence, courage, and effort have allowed her to make her way in life. She does her housework early each day and then opens her business. Her great dream is to be able to upgrade her equipment and buy more stock to increase sales. As she lacks her own capital to make this investment, she is applying for a loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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