A loan of $450 helped to acquire mechanic's tools.

María Cristina's story

María is 32 years old. She has done housework for more than 20 years, She started working in the city, but today she works close to her home and to get to work she walks 1 km. Her work schedule is from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and the rest of day she spends with her family. Her life's companion is a mechanic. With him she has two girls. One is 8 and the other is just 3 and spends most of her time with her grandmother.

The loan she is asking for is to acquire mechanic's tools. With the acquisition of tools, her life's companion will be able to generate more income for the home and they will have more financial stability, because he will offer better service to his customers.

Her dream is to see her daughters graduate from college and have good careers, or at least finish their basic studies. She also dreams of having her own business and just depend on the business, guaranteeing more income for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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