A loan of $775 helped to buy a washing machine.

María Amparo's story

María, a charismatic and enterprising 60-year-old woman is mother to two children and head of the household since the death of her husband.

As she needed to generate income to get by, she started her own business renting washing machines. She started with one machine, but thanks to the good results that she has obtained, today she has eight washing machines for rent, whether by hour or by day, according to the need for customers.

Keen to bolster her business that bit more, María is seeking the help of a loan to buy a washing machine which will enable her to increase her installed capacity and be able to satisfy the current demand for her service, therein growing the sales to cover the household's basic costs.

María states that her greatest dream is to make her business more profitable and self-sustaining, which guarantees her a good financial stability to enjoy a calm and happy old age in the company of her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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