Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kiva loan

I made a loan today to Maria Julia in Nicaragua.

Maria Julia is a 64-year-old entrepreneur who really enjoys her work. She makes her living selling tortillas, beans and firewood. She started in this business over 25 years ago in order to provide an alternative source of income for her family since they didn't have any monthly income to cover their daily expenses. Through the Fundación León 2000, she has been able to receive funding and thus improve her business every day. She hopes to continue building her business as it's her only source of income. Maria Julia plans to use this loan to purchase products for her store such as corn, tortillas, firewood and beans, among other items.

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