A loan of $400 helped to repair her food cart and to buy fruit.

María Eugenia's story

María, 47, is a woman who has had to withstand cold, rain and hunger. For the last 23 year she’s worked selling orange juice from place to place in downtown Medellín, Colombia. After her husband abandoned her leaving her with four children, she had to struggle in life in order to find a way to provide sustenance for her home. Thanks to a girlfriend’s initiative who encouraged her and lent her capital to start her activity, she’s been able to succeed thanks to much sacrifice.

Her greatest dream is to be able to provide her youngest son with the opportunity of entering the university because she wants him to have better life opportunities and become a great professional.

She’s currently asking for a loan to repair the cart she uses to transport her beverages and to buy ingredients. She hopes her economic situation will improve in order to guarantee a better quality of life for her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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