A loan of $1,500 helped to buy merchandise for her store.


Mary Roxana's story

Señora Mary lives in Tiraque province. She is single and has limited financial resources. She really wants to improve herself. She is a responsible and hardworking person who efficiently carries out her job.

She works selling school supplies in her store. Additionally, she sells toys, stuffed animals, and gifts in her store. She finds her self needing to ask for a business loan to buy merchandise for her store and increase her capital. In this way she will improve and expand her business in order to increase her income and change the conditions she lives in. She works alone in her business; she hasn’t hired anyone.

She lives in a house where she works as a caregiver. She is a simple person but very hardworking, with a strong desire to improve her quality of life and keep growing professionally.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Patton



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