A loan helped purchase merchandise for her store.


Catarina's story

Catarina is a 49 year old married mother of four. She has two sons and two daughters between the ages of 10 and 17. Of her children, only two of them attend school. The family lives in Passaic, Xejuyup.

With the desire of getting ahead with her family, she works buying and selling traditional clothing. She has been in this business for four years, and her business is located in the same town that she lives in. Catarina, with the goal of increasing her earnings, is seeking a loan to purchase more merchandise so that she can increase her profits.

Her greatest wish is to improve her quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry.


This loan is special because:

It targets low-income borrowers who can't access typical microfinance loans.



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