A loan of $1,025 helped to buy tools in bulk (hammers, pliers, rulers, nails, tacks, screwdrivers).

María Ofelia's story

María is a hard-working and active woman who has been able to support her 5 children working hard to bring home the bacon. Her ex-husband left her with all the responsibility and financial burden many years ago. Thanks to her hard work and dedication, she has been able to provide her children with education and they are all professionals now. She has worked as an independent saleswoman for 35 years, selling tools in a mobile stand. Her business is located in a central street, so she has many customers. However, that area also hosts the drugs and prostitution businesses, which does not help her despite being well-known for her experience.

She is requesting a loan to buy tools in bulk (hammers, pliers, rulers, nails, tacks, screwdrivers), which would allow her to offer more variety of products and to improve sales and earnings.

María says that her biggest dream is to obtain her pension of old age and to enjoy a better quality of life with her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Alcaina

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