A loan of $675 helped to buy clothes, shoes, and purses.


Maria Esther's story

Maria lives in Quevado. She started her business when she met someone who went to the same church that she does and who makes purses. In order to have income, Maria started to sell the purses of the person that she met at the church. Little by little, she started to have income. She currently works together with her husband from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. She does not have any difficulty. She is married. Her husband works as a bricklayer, and he helps her sell the purses. She has two children, and they go to public school. She will use the loan to buy clothes, shoes, and purses. Her dream is to have the capital to have a restaurant, to finish making her house, to have her health in order to work, and to give her children what they need.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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