A loan of $325 helped to increase her merchandise.

Maria's story

Maria is a hard-working woman, dedicated to the development and wellbeing of her children, whom she has educated to be professionals. Now she lives alone with her husband and her youngest daughter, with whom she shares her best moments in a home that is full of memories. The wellbeing of her children motivated her to start work very young. The costs of her children’s education were high but worth it. Thanks to her efforts today her children are professionals and have established a store in her home so that Maria could stop working away from home and dedicate herself to her household. For 10 years she has attended her store selling groceries and candies. Thanks to the location, she has good profits everyday, above all in the mornings until noon when most of the mothers and students visit her. Despite her good standing, she requires more products to increase her profits and help her to save and have an economic support for her old age and her husband’s, who is also a hard-worker. He has a locksmith’s shop, and together they proviD. for their future. With her work group she has founded many friendships and she likes doing things with her friends. The uncomfortable part is when it’s necessary to be severe with those that don’t fulfill their responsibilities with assigned payments. For this reason, she solicited her first individual loan from MFP, and in this way has more possibilities to grow as a businesswoman. Maria’s priority for this money is to stock up her store so that her customers can find what they need for their homes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rebecca Towle

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