A loan of $925 helped to purchase fruits such as papayas, oranges, watermelons, fresh guavas and tamarinds, as well as vegetables such as sweet pepper, beets, carrots, sweet onions, potatoes, legumes, etc.


Maria Tomasa's story

María is a successful microentrepreneur. She's a 46-year-old single woman and has five children. Her business is selling fruits and vegetables at the wholesale market. She has had her business for 29 years and her eldest son helps her to sell her merchandise. She got her start as a traveling fruit seller, then she gradually saved money and purchased a stall in the market which is where she currently sells her wholesale products. She'll use the loan to purchase fruits such as papayas, oranges, watermelons, fresh guavas and tamarinds, as well as vegetables such as sweet pepper, beets, carrots, sweet onions, potatoes, legumes, etc.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff



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