A loan of $750 helped to buy chicken, sausages, mortadella, ham etc.

Maria Gertrudis's story

María lives with her husband and her daughter. She has had a stall in the town's market for 15 years selling chicken and a variety of cold meats. María works there with her daughter from 6am until 3pm and she has had no problems which have got in the way of running the business.

With the loan she will buy chicken, sausages, mortadella, ham etc. She hopes to improve her finances, satisfy her customers better and widen the range of products she offers. She will use her income to pay off her debts and help towards the household expenses.

Her dream is to have enough income to provide better living conditions for her family and to help her husband to buy a sewing machine, as he is a tailor.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally

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