A loan of $825 helped to buy jewelry, such as rings, chains and bracelets, to sell.

Maria's story

Maria, 49, buys and sells clothing and jewelry. She has three children, one of whom is working in Spain and sends small amounts of money to her mother when she can. Maria also cleans an apartment three times a week and claims she works hard to be able to support her family.

She used to work as a domestic employee and then worked as a cleaning lady for a company. Little by little she began buying and selling clothing to her co-workers, puting together enough capital to begin selling jewelery.

María's goal is for her daughter to return from Spain so they can set up a shop where both of them can work.

She is requesting a loan to buy jewelry (rings, chains and bracelets), so she can continue with her sales and help her children. She is grateful to the Paraguaya Foundation for the opportunity to obtain a loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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