A loan of $1,600 helped to buy shoes..


Maricella's story

Maricela is a young woman seeking to get ahead and help her mother with the household obligations. Motivated by a friend, she decided to start in the world of selling shoes, which has allowed her to have a source of income and an improved quality of life. With the objective of growing, Maricela finds her self asking for a loan that she will invest in buying two display cases and some stock. This will allow her to increase her sales and have better income. Her biggest dream is to be able to save enough money to buy a store for her mother and save her the headaches when it comes time to pay the rent. She says that despite the financial difficulties that she has had to go through with her family, she is happy because thank God she hasn't lacked for food or shelter.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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