A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase shoes.

María Carmen's story

María is 69 years old. She is an enterprising woman who is dedicated to her family. Four years ago, she and her husband decided to open a shoe store. They work in the store every day from 9:00am until 7:00pm.

Her biggest challenge has been educating her nine children due to the financial circumstances they were in. Her greatest dream is to be able to enjoy her old age with her husband and have a stable financial situation. This is why they decided to start a business as a means of supporting themselves.

She is requesting this loan to purchase stock so that she can have sufficient merchandise for the school season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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