A loan of $1,050 helped to buy an assortment of goods wholesale (carrots, potatoes, peas, plantains and yucca among other items).

María Rosalba's story

María is 58 years old, the mother of seven children and the head of the household. Ever since she was a child her parents taught her to work. When she was a child, education was not valued as much as it is today. This is why Maria didn't finish primary school. When she grew up she got married and began to have children. A short time later she separated from her husband. Her husband was not helping with the household expenses. For the last fifteen years, she has been selling fruits and vegetables from a cart. This is how she has supported her children. With the earnings from her work she has been able to give her children the opportunity to study. This client is a hardworking woman. She confronts obstacles with strength and decisiveness. This trait helps her find options that help her to move forward. This is why she is requesting this loan. She would like to invest the money in purchasing wholesale carrots, potatoes, peas, plantains and yucca among other items. She would like to sell a greater variety of food so that she can attract more customers. In this way she can meet her customer's diverse tastes and needs. This will also give her the economic capacity to sustain her home. In the near future it will provide them with a better quality of life. It may give her the opportunity to rest.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Levandoski

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