A loan of $500 helped to buy fruit, water, snacks, drinks, soda, etc., in bulk.

Maria Carmelina's story

Maria, age 51, decided three years ago to set up a small snack shop in a school. There she sells fruit, water, snacks, drinks, soda, etc. Thanks to her good prices and her friendliness when she makes sales, the students prefer her.

She lives in her own house with her child. Maria decided to ask Integral for a loan in order to be able to buy merchandise in bulk and thus get better earnings. In this way, along with her child, she can have a better quality of life without any kind of limitation.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Patton

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