A loan of $1,650 helped to buy materials and make on-site improvements for her ceramics business.

María's story

María Belén is 53 years old, and was left a widow 20 years ago. Seeking alternatives for supporting her family comprised of three children, Maria decided to start a business decorating and selling ceramics. This is a skill she developed from a very young age.

Currently she has a craft workshop in her home, where she gives classes several days a week. In order to open her business to the public, Maria is seeking a loan that she will use to buy materials and to make on-site improvements. Her aim is to become better known and acquire a greater number of customers. This will allow her to improve her quality of life and grow within the local market.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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