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A loan of $450 helped to buy bread to sell.

Maria Carmelina's story

Maria is 53 years old. She and her husband live in their own home with their four children. She sells bread in a park near their home. She has a lot of customers. She has had her business for 13 years, and with her earnings and her husband's help has been able to cover the household expenses. She is requesting a loan to buy more bread and increase her income so she can offer her family greater economic stability.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg

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