A loan of $550 helped to buy stock for her business.

Maria Luz's story

Maria is a happy and hard-working woman who lives in the city of Aguaytia. In order to get on in life she has had a small business selling sweets for the last 2 years and she also washes cars to earn additional income. By doing this she has extra money to cover the family's expenses, as she has 2 children.

Maria is grateful to the Kiva lenders since with the help they have given her she will be able to buy more stock such as chocolates, sweets, puffed cheese snacks and other items for her business. By doing this she will be able to serve her customers better and carry on working towards making her dream a reality: to have her own premises and be a large distributor of sweets.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally

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