A loan of $400 helped to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Maria Luisa's story

María Luisa was born in the city of Paucartambo but has lived in the city of Salvación for the last 25 years. (The city of Salvación is located in Manu District, Manu Province which is in the Department of Madre de Dios, Peru).

María Luisa is 39-years-old and is in a common law relationship; she has two children. She owns an inn, a grocery store and a restaurant. She’s been in these businesses for several years now and does very well thanks to the effort she puts into her work. She’s an enterprising, hardworking woman who moves her family forward because she’s a member of the “Del Futuro del Manu” (Manu’s Future) communal bank.

On this occasion, she needs the loan to buy merchandise like sacks of rice, sacks of sugar, noodles, jugs of milk and other things, for example. She is grateful for and values the loan and commits to make her monthly payments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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