A loan of $425 helped to buy sugar, milk, peanuts, coconuts, papaya, and other ingredients.

Maria Guadalupe's story

Doña María is originally from the city of Granada. She is married and the mother of two children who are already independent. María is 55 years old and a merchant by trade. She makes and sells caramels. María started in the business several years ago by helping her mother make the caramels. Over time, she eventually became independent. María now has her own business that is growing. Her goal is to expand into other markets in the city.

María is requesting a loan in order to buy ingredients such as sugar, milk, peanuts, coconuts, papaya, and other items. She believes this loan will be of great help because she can fulfill her orders and generate more income. Her plan for the future is to maintain her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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