A loan of $600 helped to buy soap, oil, maize, beans and other items.

Maria Ines's story

María is married, is 28 years old, and lives with her husband and their two children. Because of the need to support her husband with household expenses, she set up a store in their home 15 years ago, where she offers basic goods. The benefit of this is that the store is located in her home.

She has decided to get a loan to buy soap, oil, maize, beans and other products to meet her customers' needs. She will have a better stocked inventory, and will generate higher profits with which, little by little, she will expand the shop.

She dreams of having enough capital to offer her children the chance to have a higher education, a healthy diet, and a more profitable business, and to continue supporting her husband with household expenses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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