A loan of $500 helped to purchase basic grains, snacks, instant meals, drinks and soaps.

Maria De Los Angeles's story

María lives with her mother in a home she owns. She has a store where she sells primary-need items, such as basic grains, milk, bread, soaps and other items. She has had the business for a number of years and has a lot of experience in sales, allowing her to make good profits. The store is located in her home in a highly frequented area of her community. Many of her customers prefer her store because it is better stocked with quality products, has very good prices and has excellent service. María is an active, enterprising woman who is dedicated to her work and has a strong desire to make headway, so she is always looking for new opportunities to open paths to success. Like all good merchants, she wants to increase her business, but she needs to make a new investment, which is why she is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Apoyo Integral that will allow her to purchase basic grains, snacks, instant meals, drinks, soaps and other items. María has good payment references and is very responsible. She feels very grateful for the help and is certain she will be able to pay off the loan while at the same time give her family a better life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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