Total loan: $625


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Lima, Lima, Peru / Clothing

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A loan helped Increase her merchandise.

Carmen's story

Carmen is 34 years old. She is mainly motivated by her three sons and her parents, with whom she lives. Being abandoned by her partner has caused her to go through various difficulties which she could only face with the help of her family. Since being very young she has worked in various fields, but for the last seven years she has worked selling clothing, moving about in her district market - a place that is very crowded but that also has more delinquency, which is why she always tries to take the necessary precautions. Moreover, selling in the entrance to the markets is not an easy task since she has to set up her awning very early because people generally visit the market in the morning. She sells until 3:00 in the afternoon and after that returns home to take care of her children. Carmen's wish is to buy a stall inside the market so she can stop exposing herself to the danger, have better security, and have economic stability in her business. The years that she has working in her community bank have given her the opportunity to grow economically and this fourth loan will help her to improve and provide the possibility to continue working with her companions with whom she has many projects to carry out as a group, such as organization. With the 1800 soles that she is requesting she will acquire a larger quantity of clothing merchandise for the winter season.

Translated from Spanish by Daniel Burke, Kiva Volunteer