A loan of $275 helped to buy a variety of fruit, sugar, rice and meat.


Maria Jose's story

Maria José is a small businesswoman who makes a living selling dairy products, refreshments and food. For a few years, she has borrowed money to invest in her business and this time she wants to purchase raw material to boost the sale of refreshments and food. She will buy a variety of fruit, sugar, rice and meat. She hopes to be able to continue investing more in her business and achieve self-sustainability. Maria's husband continues to support the household expenses with his security guard job and in addition is able to support his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melissa Ronald



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