A loan of $800 helped to buy more shirts, skirts, underwear, sandals, and shoes, among other items.

Maria Auxiliadora's story

Upon arriving at the stand of Maria Auxiliadora, age 43, a spectrum of happy colors is present. Here there is a great variety of clothing, shoes, and accessories in every style. She has been selling these for 11 years. Together with Maria Auxiliadora can be found her only daughter, aged 13. Every morning she goes with her to take care of the business, but at noon, she puts on her white top and blue skirt to go to school.

Maria Auxiliadora’s goal has always been to keep growing. It is because of this that she needs a loan to buy more shirts, skirts, underwear, sandals, shoes, and other high-demand items for this Mother’s month. This loan will allow her to expand her earnings, which will help her to be able to pay for her daughter’s schooling. Her daughter dreams of becoming a professional with a degree. Among her plans are to improve her house and become a self-sufficient person in no more than ten years.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Patton

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