A loan of $200 helped to buy sodas and and bottled water.

Mary's story

20 year old Mary is a hardworking woman who wants to overcome challenges. She is single and does not have children. She lives in her mother's house along with her siblings. Mary works selling sodas, bottled water, juice drinks, and juices. The company that distributes the drinks delivers to her establishment regularly and meets orders that are based on what has been consumed. She has a fridge where she stores all the drinks that she offers. Her business can be found on a very busy corner, which enables her to always have customers. She has been running this business for 6 months, and it is going very well. She occasionally works in people's homes, washing clothes, cooking, or caring for children.
What she likes about her work is the speed at which she has managed to sell her products. However, this is dependent on the climate as on hot days the consumption of drinks increases because of the suffocating heat while on rainy days the demand decreases considerably. Despite this, she keeps working and hopes to have a drink distribution company that is recognized in the industry. At this time, she is requesting $200 and she is grateful to all the people who offer her this opportunity to access the financing she needs to keep working. She will use the amount she is requesting to buy a greater quantity of sodas and bottled water.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details