A loan of $525 helped buy sugar, flour, stock, soap and chicken for resale.


Maria's story

Maria is a trader, has a mini grocery store in her back yard and works over 10 hours a day every day of the whole week. She's married, the mother of 4 children who go to primary and secondary school and lives in a house she owns with her husband and her children whom she supports. With this loan she'll buy sugar, flour, stock, soap and chicken for resale. In future she plans to build chicken coops for the breeding of chickens and to make these plans a reality she will expand her business, pay off her loan and solicit further loans.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Ines Teles


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