A loan of $1,200 helped to buy pants, dresses, blouses, shirts, underwear, flowers, and hammocks among other items.


Maria Luisa's story

María is a married woman. Her husband is 60 years old and her children are 12 and 18 years old. She works as a housekeeper in addition to having her own business selling clothes, flowers, and hammocks among other things. She has had this business for over 10 years, and is helped by her husband. With the loan that she is requesting, María will buy pants, dresses, blouses, shirts, underwear, flowers, and hammocks, among other items that her clients need. This investment will help her to strengthen her business and have the economic resources to repay her loan. It will also enable her to improve her family's net worth. María's goal is for her children to have access to a university education, and to grow with her business so that her family can have a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaitlyn Godfrey


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