Mirian is thirty-four years old and the mother of two boys, ages ten and twelve, both of whom attend school. Her husband works at a nearby hotel. To supplement her family’s income, Mirian sells an assortment of women’s shoes and slippers. Most of her customers are friends and neighbors in her community, but Mirian also travels to Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, to sell her shoes.
Mirian is excited about the opportunity to increase the sizes and styles of her shoe inventory with her loan. She explains that her business will help support her children’s educations and her family’s well being.