A loan of $500 helped to buy uniforms, socks, shirts and shoes to take advantage of the time of year as schools are going back/Comprar ropa de uniformes, calcetas, camisolines y zapatos para aprovechar la temporada de regreso a clase.


Johana Maria's story

Doña Johana is 43 years old. She is married and has four kids. Together, her and her husband have made a house for their family, although there is a lot of repair work to do as one part of it is still made of wood and is very unstable; they have to reinforce the walls that are already there and put flooring down on the ground.

Her business is selling clothes and she has been in sales for a long time. She started this business with the support of her husband as through his work as a driver he does not earn very much. Her clothes' sales give them cash and credit as, thankfully, she has a lot of clients and the variety of clients has meant that her sales have improved.

With this loan she wants to invest in uniforms, knitted socks, camisoles and shoes as the school year is starting and many parents do not have enough money to buy in cash so she will sell to them and charge every fortnight. She hopes this will bring her good sales and allow her to save in order to make some home improvements. She is very grateful to the bank for making her sales and house improvements possible.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Liz Harvey



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