A loan of $750 helped to buy assorted silver jewelry.

Francisca Evelia's story

Francisca Evelia Rodríguez, 48, is married and has 3 adult children. She is a teacher but she has also sold silver jewelry for a little over two years now. This side business produces extra income for household expenses. Her main customers are housewives that work in State or private industry ofices to whom she offers her wares on easy installment payment plans. This is a profitable business but she must have reliable capital available in order to buy her products in quantity so that she can recouperate her costs in 3 or 4 months. For this reason she requires funding to buy the following silver jewelry items: 10 tiger-eye rings at US 8 dollars each, 10 onyx rings at US 8 dollars each, 8 pairs of large, circular earrings at US 13 dollars each, 6 decorated bracelets at US 6 dollars each, 9 animal charm bracelets at US 10 dollars each, 8 heart bracelets at US 9 dollars each, 8 ball chains at US 14 dollars each, 8 sets of necklace and earrings at US 15 dollars a set, and 8 anklets at US 7 dollars each.

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