A loan helped to purchase a stove.


Maria Luisa's story

María is a 41-year-old woman who lives in the city of Ica with her three little ones. Her children are her main reason for living and she loves them dearly. She is a very kind, hard-working, and enthusiastic woman. She puts her all into getting her children ahead, as she is both mother and father to them. Unfortunately, Maria was not able to study for a career, but she would have really liked to be an administrator. In her free time, she enjoys watching television. She sometimes cooks delicious ceviche for her family.
On her own initiative, with great hard work and dedication, Maria works as a field labourer for a large farm in her city. She works every day from the early hours of the morning, and is able to work for approximately ten hours per day. She feels happy with her work and thinks that it is going well for her because of her good performance and for the kind way that she treats others.
Maria is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to their help she will be able to buy a stove. This will help her to preserve and prepare her food. This way, she will be able to improve her family's health and hygiene. She will also be able to keep working toward achieving her greatest dream: to have her own home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper.



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