A loan helped to buy more raw materials for all of the products she makes.

Carmen Josefina's story

Carmen is 55 years old. She is married, and from this relationship she has 4 children. Three of them are grown and one is 15 and in high school. Her husband is retired and they live in the city of Portoviejo, a place with a lot of tourist attractions that mix the beach and rural landscapes.

She is a great housewife, who in order to obtain her own resources works in artisanal crafts and as a merchant. She makes flowers out of fabric, cushions for furniture, and Christmas decorations with a lot of designs. She makes these handmade items to order or to sell to the public. She has been doing this activity for more than 20 years, and thanks to it, she helped her children get ahead.

This loan is to buy more raw materials for all of the products she makes. She likes it because with the loans, she has gotten a lot of help to continue with her business. Her dream is to have good health to keep going forward.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue.

This loan is special because:

It is accompanied by useful, real-life business training.

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