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Total loan: $1,725
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María Luceny


A loan of $1,725 helped to purchase merchandise to stock her cafe (soft drinks, candy, empanadas, stuffed potatoes, etc.), as well as to make some improvements to her actual store to make it more appealing to travelers and potential clients.


María Luceny's story

María is 50 years old and is married with four children. Eight years ago she started up a cafe near the local bus and taxi terminal because she needed to generate income to help support her family. As a farmer, María's husband has an unstable income and is at the mercy of market forces and potentially destructive weather patterns. María works seven days a week from 6:00 in the morning until 9:00 in the evening at her cafe, since she needs to take advantage of hours when the greatest number of travelers are passing through the terminal. María is a hardworking and kind woman who is devoted to her family and her business.

With the support from this loan, María plans to purchase merchandise to stock her cafe, including soft drinks, candy, empanadas, stuffed potatoes and other food items. She also hopes to make some improvements to her actual store to make it more appealing to travelers and potential clients. She hopes that this investment will allow her to offer a wider variety of food items to her customers and will strengthen her business so that she can improve her family's quality of life. María's dream is to start up another business in a more commercial sector where she can grow and expand the business to provide employment and opportunity for others.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich



Loan details

Loan length:

22 months
Disbursed date: July 24, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

22 months
Disbursed date: July 24, 2013