A loan of $725 helped to buy basic grains, oil, chicken, vegetables and snacks.

Maria Ernestina's story

María Ernestina lives in the 18 de Marzo neighborhood; a very unstable zone due to crime. She’s 32-years-old and mother of two minors attending primary school. Because of the difficulty in securing employment in the country, her husband had to emigrate to neighboring Costa Rica in search of work while María has a small grocery store she uses to try to find a way to get ahead which is why she’ll invest in more products with the requested loan to help with sales so she can respond to her children’s needs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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