A loan of $400 helped to buy merchandise.


Maria Angela's story

Maria is a 44-year-old mother. She lives in the city of Nazca with her small son, whom she loves very much. He is her main reason for living. She is a very friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic person. She dedicates all of her efforts to providing a better life for her son, since she fills the roles of both mother and father for him.

Unfortunately, due to lack of financial resources she had to work from the time she was very young, so she was not able to pursue a professional degree. In her free time she likes to play volleyball with her friends, and she sometimes makes the delicacy chicarrones (a fried pork dish) to share with her family.

On her own initiative, with much sacrifice and dedication, Maria runs her own small store selling candy and beauty products. She works every day for approximately 10 hours. She believes that things are going well thanks to her good prices and the friendly service that she provides to her customers.

Maria is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to their help she will be able to purchase various groceries, sodas and mineral water. In this way she will be able to stock her business with a greater quantity of products. She will keep working and putting forth effort in order to achieve her greatest dream of having her own home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert



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