A loan of $475 helped to pay her university fees.


Maria's story

María, 20, lives with her father and her four siblings. Two of them are in high school; she and another sister are in the university. Her father sells bait for fishing. She appreciates his sacrifice, because he helps them with their studies and motivates them to study. Her brother has a butcher shop where she works as a helper. María plans to finish her program, help her family, and get a professional job. She's requesting this loan to be able to pay her university fees so she can keep on studying and striving to achieve her goals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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