A loan of $800 helped to buy sugar, beans, rice, coffee, cheese bread, butter, eggs, potato crisps and soft drinks, etc. for her business.


Maritza's story

Maritza is 50 years old. She is single and lives with her father. She has no dependent children. For the past 6 years she has run a grocery store business, selling sweets, ice-pops, tamales, food items and soups. She has her own home where customers visit in order to buy their snacks.

Maritza would like to invest in her business as she was not able to look after it for a time because her father was ill, and now she needs capital to restock it and to be able to provide her customers with a better service.

Maritza is requesting this loan to buy food items for her store, such as sugar, beans, rice, coffee, cheese bread, butter, eggs, potato crisps and soft drinks, etc. This will enable her to make a living so that she can imrpove slightly her and her family’s quality of life.

Maritza is very happy to continue working with Prisma. This is her fifth loan request.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Carey



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