A loan of $300 helped to buy chicken, sausage, sweets, rice and beans.

María Margarita's story

María, 53, has a ninth grade education. Her common-law husband is a farmer and they have two children who attend school. Their third child works.

She has been running a store for 20 years and learned the trade all by herself. The main reason for opening the store was the need for a place to buy basic goods. So, she opened one near the school. One of her sons helps her attend to customers after school.

The loan she is requesting through Fundación Campo is to buy chicken, sausage, sweets (which are popular among the students), rice, and beans, which are in demand.

One of her dreams is to expand her store and keep it well stocked to meet all of her customers' needs. That way she can keep them happy. She will use the profits to help prepare her son for a university education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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