A loan of $750 helped to buy building materials and pay labor costs.


Mary Luz's story

Mary, 37, is a hard-working and successful woman. She is a single mother with one adolescent daughter, who she has brought up with a lot of dedication and sacrifice.

She has been earning her living for the last ten years as an independent trader. She has a small kiosk located on a very busy street in the area where she lives. She works alone every day and sells snacks, fried foods, soft drinks and other things. This allows her to generate enough income to pay for the household expenses.

She finds the loan useful in helping her to achieve her aims, which are to strengthen her position and expand her business. She wants to buy some building material and pay the labor costs for this expansion, which will change the image of her shop and allow her to serve her customers better. This, in turn, will help her generate more profits.

Mary aims to continue working with the same determination and enthusiasm as her dream is to be able to pay for a university education for her daughter so she can have a prosperous and successful future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker



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