A loan of $1,125 helped to buy merchandise such as toys, electrical appliances, etc.

Leidy Milena's story

Leidy has been working in her own business since she decided to start working for herself, having previously worked for a company for a long time. She is married and has one son who is 3 years old. Her son is her motivation to work hard in her business every day.

Leidy has a 'miscelánea' (a small store that carries a wide variety of goods) where she sells all kinds of products, from toys to household tools, personal products, etc. Thanks to her good customer service and the good quality of the products that she sells, Leidy has been able to attract a large number of customers which guarantees her very good sales. Owing to the fact that she experienced very good sales last month, she currently has significantly lower stock levels. With the aim of re-stocking her business, Leidy is looking to take out a loan which will enable her to buy more merchandise such as toys, household products, personal products, etc.

Leidy hopes that her business will continue enjoying good sales and that she will be able to continue making income with which to improve her family's quality of life. Leidy dreams of her son receiving a good education and enjoying financial stability which will allow him to make progress in life. She hopes to eventually own her own business premises so that she no longer has to pay rent. She would also like to increase her number of customers so that she can expand her business and create jobs for people who need them most.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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