A loan of $500 helped to buy rice, oil, sugar, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, vegetables, fruit, meat, and firewood.


Flor De Maria's story

Flor is 37 years old. She is a merchant. She works selling vegetables, fruit and food sales outside her home. She lives in the city of Granada. She has 3 children of which 2 are students and the oldest lives independently. She has worked since she was very young alongside her mother in the marketplace, for ten years selling fruits and vegetables with her family, but sadly the health of her mother brought complications, so she had to take over the business. Her daughters help her everyday with the business after school while she works preparing food to sell. She longs to build a small stand where she can sell fruit, vegetables and food in a better facility. She needs this funding to buy rice, oil, sugar, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, vegetables, fruit, meat and firewood. All the staples she needs to sell food.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand


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