A loan of $300 helped to buy basic grains such as: rice by the quintal, beans, oil by the drum, and vegetables.


Maria Eva's story

Maria Eva has sold food in one of the Chinandega markets for 40 years. This is a family business, and she started off as a kitchen aid when her mother was the owner. Maria Eva studied and cooked in the business at that time. She decided to save up to open her own business and she opened it with her own capital. She sells food now and is able to support her two dependent children and two grandchildren with her income. She is single, and is both father and mother to her children. She works every day of the week from 5 am to 4 pm. She works hard to support her household. She is working hard to improve her home, and this is why she is requesting a loan to buy basic grains to improve her business and quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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