A loan helped to buy clothing wholesale and to pay for her children's education and food with the profits.


Maria Nela's story

María is a single, 38-year-old woman who is the mother of three children. Her children are studying; the oldest is in secondary school and the two younger ones are in primary school. She takes charge of feeding her family with her work selling clothing. She works in an itinerant fashion; she travels among the city's markets offering her clothing. María needs to buy clothing wholesale to have greater profits and to pay her young children's expenses. The clothing market has great demand; she sells seasonal women's clothing and dreams about having her own store some day.

Her greatest need is to care for her children, in terms of education and food, and María wants to make a financial investment in buying clothing to cover her children's expenses. For this reason, María is asking for a loan to buy clothing wholesale and to pay for her children's education and food with the profits.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Perry.



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