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A loan of $725 helped to purchase animals for sale.


Maria Estefana's story

María Estefana is from the area of San Martin Jilotepeque. She is 42 years old, and for 5 years she has been in the business of purchasing and selling chickens. She has a stall in the market and is grateful to God and to Kiva for the support they have given her to get ahead. Thanks to this support she is fulfilling her dream of helping her parents and her nephews.
She requests this loan to make a larger investment since she does not have enough capital to purchase more chickens, for which there is high demand. She has had 3 loans before and always made her payments on time and been responsible, never falling behind.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kati Mayfield



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