Diana is a business student who is also owns a stand in a local market. She and her mother run the business and sell everything from plastics to perfumes. Diana is applying for her second loan with Kiva and Mifex. With the first loan, she was able to purchase larger amounts of perfumes at much better prices, which has made Diana one of the better known perfume sellers in the market because the affordability of her products. She and her mother are doing great in the business and they are very optimistic about the future.
Although it is difficult to balance the responsibilities from her job and school, Diana continues to work towards her business administration degree. Her mother is of great help to her and she is happy that she is being able to apply many of the concepts she is learning at school to her business. One valuable lesson that the real world has taught her is that capital is hard to come by, and for this reason she is particularly grateful to the Kiva and the lenders who have supported her and her business. She finds the Kiva lending process fascinating and she hopes she can continue to participate in the Mifex program. She hopes to use the second loan in the same way as she used the first, only she plans to explore the possibilities of selling new products such as school supplies.
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