A loan of $625 helped to buy school supplies.

Maria Del Carmen's story

Maria lives in the Suburbio area. She started her business approximately four years ago in order to improve her family’s income. She started out in her business selling clothes. Little by little, her income was improving, and she diversified her merchandise with shoes.

She currently has a portfolio of customers who buy clothes and shoes from her. She sells clothes ranging approximately from $10.00 to $20.00. She works from 8:00 a.m until 6:00 p.m. She has two children, ages 12 and 10.

She needs the loan to buy school supplies for her children. They have just started the school season, and the income from her business is not sufficient to pay for the school supplies.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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