A loan of $400 helped purchase of supplies for her business such as disposable plates and bags.


Maria Celene's story

Maria is a member of the communal bank El Pino.

Maria is 37 years old and lives with her partner. She has three children ages 17, 7 and 3. All are in school.

Maria has a business selling potato and sausage kebabs which she has been selling for two years. She sells her kebabs from a cart which she runs every night in a commercial zone.

Maria needs a loan in the amount of $400 which she will invest in purchasing supplies for her business (disposable plates, bags) all at wholesale.

Since she has been receiving loans, Maria has been able to produce more. She dreams of buying more carts so that she can work in other areas.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Manzo



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