A loan of $275 helped buy ceramic to put on her porch.


Maria Esther's story

Maria lives in a neighborhood called Batahola Norte. She is 53 years old with one daughter, who is fifteen, and three sons who are already working and helping her. She is a single mother and has succeeded in improving the lives of her children. She sells candies and ice creams. She started out selling clothes but decided to sell candies since the students eat a rather lot of these and it generates a better income for her. The requested loan is for purchasing ceramic to apply to her porch, which is currently made of dirt and she wants to give her family more comfort. In the future she wants to have a small cafe of fast foods so she's not focused on just one product.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jay Osborne



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