A loan of $1,375 helped to buy footwear.


María Girlesa's story

María is 43 years old. After she was married, María worked maintaining her house and then caring for her two children, ages 11 and 8. To contribute toward household expenses, she began to sell footwear imported from Spain, which is where her cousin lives.

A year and half ago, María separated from her husband and had to assume all of the responsibilities of her home, including the education of her children, because her husband has not taken responsibility. Thanks to her footwear business, María has been able to provide her children with food and a good home. Now María would like to work full-time at her business with the intention of generating more profit and improving her family’s living conditions. For this reason she is requesting a loan to buy footwear. Her greatest dream is to be able to guarantee her children a quality education and better economic opportunities.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson



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