A loan of $375 helped to buy all sorts of clothes.

Diana's story

Diana, 31, is a hardworking, enterprising woman. She’s separated from her husband but lives with her four children who are 13, 11, 9 and 7 years old in a house that’s her property. Diana sells all sorts of clothes for both men and women. To do so, she travels constantly to the city of Lima to buy clothes at lower prices. Her client portfolio consists of acquaintances, school teachers, friends and referred customers; she sells on credit or for cash.

She’s been in this line of work for six years and in this time she’s become well-known and has won over the preference of her regular customers. What she likes about her work is having income to meet household expenses and be able to educate her children because since she’s alone she can only count on the allowance her ex-husband provides. She considers her business to be profitable because it produces regular profits and she has a regular customer base which leads to constant turnover of stock inventory which is why she wants to open a clothing store at home.

This will be MFP loan #3. She is very grateful for the loan she got to continue forward with her business so she commits to be punctual with her installment payments. She will use the entire amount requested to buy clothes in various styles and for all genders and looking for the best prices so that her profits will be higher.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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