A loan of $1,050 helped to buy stock (pastries, candies, soda and iced treats).


María Amparo's story

María Amparo is 65 years old, married, and has three children. For the past seven years she has been selling pastries and candies from a cart, having learned this business from her husband. Her small business is well known in the area and she has one worker who helps her make sales. She has a steady stream of people who pass by.

María Amparo will invest her loan in buying stock (pastries, candies, soda and iced treats). This will allow her to sell a wider range of products and thereby meet the needs of her customers. Her income will increase and she will be able to cover all her household needs. María Amparo's biggest dream is to grow her business until she has a store which makes her more profits and allows her to improve her own quality of life as well as that of her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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