A loan of $500 helped to buy basic grains, instant products, cold meat, candy, drinks, etc.

Maria De Jesus's story

Maria, 42, lives with her husband who is a traditional fisherman. She has a shop where she sells rice, frijoles beans, milk, candy, soft drinks and more. She also sells other treats such as yucca, potato chips, meat filled pastries, etc. Recently, she has attracted a lot of customers because she always has high quality products at affordable prices and a good service.

Maria is an entrepreneurial woman who is very keen on progressing and being successful. To fulfill her goals, her most important secret is hard work and dedication. She wants to increase her business so she is asking INTEGRAL for a loan which will allow her to buy basic grains, instant products, cold meats, candy, drinks, etc. She firmly believes that thanks to her dedication, she will be able to provide her family with a better standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker

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