A loan helped a member purchase bay leaves for resale.

Duo Solidario Luz Brillante Group's story

Maria Luisa is one member of the "Brilliant Light Solidarity" partnership. She is originally from Tecpan, Guatemala. She is 28 years old and has five young children. Her primary work is the purchase and resale of bay leaves and the creation of traditional, hand-made weaving.

Her husband is a day laborer, and thanks to his support she is able to continue with her business. Between the two of them, they manage to get ahead. Her dream is to expand her business, thus earning greater income and allowing her to send her children to a better school for a better future. She has had two Kiva loans before and was on time with her payments. She is requesting this loan to purchase bay leaves, which she will sell.

In this group: Maria Luisa, Matilde

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Skoglund.

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