A loan of $1,575 helped to buy cooking utensils (glasses, spoons, disposable glasses and others).

María Oberis's story

María, 35, has overcome many hard times since she separated from her husband. She suffered an emotional and financial crisis, and her parents were the only support for her and her young daughter.

To generate an income and contribute to the household expenses she decided to set up her own ice-cream shop in a property she owns. She has got a lot of knowledge and experience in this area because she had a similar business with her husband. However, after they separated, they had to close it, which left her bankrupt, forcing her to sell the few possessions that she had in order to pay off the debts.

This has led her to request this loan, which she will use to buy kitchen utensils (glasses, spoons, disposable glasses and other things), which will help her to start her new project. She hopes to be successful and become well-known in the sector both for the quality of her products and the excellent service she offers.

Her aim is to make her business a nice place, which she can share with her friends and family to celebrate good times. This way, she can achieve the success that will allow her to keep meeting household needs and offer her daughter a better standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker

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