A loan of $650 helped to buy used scrap iron.

María Isabel's story

Mrs. Maria Isabel is 51 years old; she belongs to the community bank Mujeres al Progreso and lives in the district of Porvenir, province of Trujillo, department of Libertad in Peru.
She didn’t finished school, because she started working due to her few economic resources.
She had her first daughter when she was 14 years old and her husband died, she re-married with Isidro Vaca and they had 2 daughters. Their 3 daughters are all independent now.
Currently Maria Isabel sells food, and she is also starting to buy and sell scrap iron.
With her first loan of 300 soles, paid back in 4 quotes, she started her business selling food.
With the current loan of 2,000 soles that will be paid in 4 quotes, she will buy scrap iron because for that she needs more financial resources.
Maria Isabel dreams to have a nice restaurant on a popular location.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Nina Delgado

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