A loan of $1,125 helped a member purchasing underwear to add to bedding sales.


Comunidad Unida - 9 Group's story

This group of five entrepreneurs is taking its first loan with Esperanza International, Kiva's partner. Ylaria M. is the group representative. She originally sold bedding items. However, during January and February, her bedding business decreased in sales. So she decided to take a loan to start selling undergarments. She thought this would be an interesting sales experience.

She plans on selling the undergarments she purchases with her loan to all her current clients ''and anyone else who wants.'' Her future plan is to set up a decoration shop, as big and equipped as she wants it. She plans to continue selling her decoration items and bedding in the future.

So far, she hasn't had problems with customers that have unpaid past due amounts after purchasing on credit. ''I know who I make business with,'' she says. All her customers are reliable people who make their payments on time. She hopes this good relationship with her clients will continue as she diversifies into another sales branch.

Please help us support these new entrepreneurs through this Kiva loan. Thank you!

In this group: Ylaria, Saida, Iliana, Katerin, Clara
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