A loan of $575 helped to buy oil, macaroni, tomato sauces and so on.

Maria Elena's story

Maria, 47, lives in her own home with her husband and their daughter, Maria is a very responsible and hardworking mother, she has suceeded in getting her family ahead in life. She owns a grocery store with goods such as bread, fizzy drinks, oil, sweets and other basic items such as soap and shampoo amongst others. She has been running her business from her home for the last 19 years.

Maria is seeking a loan to increase the stock of macaroni, oils, tomato sauces and so on in the store, which means she can serve her customers even better and therein improve her sales which is her priority to get the household ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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