A loan of $1,525 helped to buy a display case and stock (cosmetics, accessories, personal hygiene products, nail varnish and more) in bulk.


María Dolores's story

Fifty-five-year-old María is married and a mother to two children, whom she raised and looked after with a lot of love and hard work.

For the last ten years, María has been an independent businesswoman. She started off selling merchandise and then had a shop selling miscellaneous items. She had to close the shop, however, due to public order issues in the local areal. María now has a lot of free time as her children are adults. As a result, María wants to start her business work again - she wants to start selling miscellaneous items from a room in her home. She can take advantage of the fact that she knows many distributors, allowing her to offer a great variety of items at very good prices.

This idea has motivated María to apply for a loan. She will use it to buy a display case and stock (cosmetics, accessories, personal hygiene products, nail varnish and more) in bulk. She can then start her project, with which she hopes to earn a very good income in order to support her husband with household costs.

María wants to work in business again. She wants to consolidate her enterprise and give it a good place on the market, so that it is well-known in the area. María would like her business to give her financial stability in order to enjoy a higher quality of life with her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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