A loan of $1,000 helped to buy recycled materials.

Maria Imelda's story

Maria, who is 55, lives in a house of her own with her son and her grandchild, who is 12 years old. She buys and sells recycled materials such as aluminium, copper, bronze, plastic, iron, etc, and has been engaged in this activity for 3 years. She sells the materials at her house. With her income, and with help from her son, they both manage to cover household expenses. María is asking for a loan in order to buy more recycled materials to sell, so as to keep on with her business and to improve her income, in an effort to grant her family greater financial stability.

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