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Total loan: $575

Yensi

Turrialba, Cartago., Cartago Province, Costa Rica / Arts

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A loan helped to buy raw materials like: raw ceramic pieces, paint, chalk, enamel, brushes and others.


Yensi's story

Yensi is 25 years old. She has a three year old child and has lived in a common-law relationship for five years. She is a youth with many plans and the desire to excel. She has been a businesswoman for four years and during this time has taken training in other productive activities such as painting ceramic pieces, manicure and pedicure techniques as well as business management. All this knowledge has allowed her to develop different fields, generating additional income for her household and achieving her financial independence.

Her main business is selling different products like clothing, lingerie, sandals, perfume and household items itinerantly. Also as a part time business she is painting ceramic pieces, a skill she has perfected in various courses. This is where she is going to invest the loan buying raw ceramic pieces, paint, chalk, enamel, brushes and others.

As if this is not enough Yensy is starting to provide service to clients who want their nails painted, false nails and others, thanks to a course that is now finishing. The first loan she requested was as part of a communal bank and this is her second loan as an individual. The previous loans have been paid punctually.

Carrying out these different activities has allowed her to pay for her technical courses which now represent a source of income. The majority of the income that these enterprises generate is destined to be re-invested.

Her clients are neighbours of the same community where she lives as well as neighbouring villages. Her classmates in her courses also buy her products. She does her selling itinerantly as well as delivering ceramic pieces. Her manicure and pedicure services are out of her house. Thanks to her diverse activities she has regular income and though it is very high it represents an important support for her. As to competition there is no other person in her neighborhood in commerce. However there is competition for her services, so she does her best to provide good service and accessible prices for her clients.

Yensi normally collects all the bottles, boxes and other reusable waste to make crafts, something she enjoys and considers a hobby.