A loan helped to buy shirts, shoes and pants to sell.


Carmen Yesenia's story

This is Carmen. She is a 39-year-old woman who is in a common law marriage and has three children, all of whom depend on her economically. Her greatest dream is to pay for their education so that they become the first generation in her family to attend college.

Carmen works selling merchandise, a job that grew out of economic necessity. With her perseverance and desire to get ahead, she has managed to consolidate it.

She is seeking a loan to stock up with shoes and clothing items, among other things, in order to meet the demand that approaches. Carmen lives in a post-conflict area. Accordingly, this is a high risk loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller.


This loan is special because:

It helps internally-displaced people in Colombia rebuild and sustain their livelihoods.



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