A loan helped buy men’s and women’s athletic shoes, pants, blouses, wool sweaters, shirts, and other items.


Sandy Viviana's story

Sandy, 25, is a young entrepreneur, raised by a single mother. From a young age, her mother instilled in her the importance of striving to obtain her own income through dignified, honest work. Sandy is currently working as a secretary and at the same time selling clothing and shoes to her co-workers. On the weekends, she and her mother go out to sell their merchandise. She has been in the clothing sales business for over five years, so people know the quality of her clothing, and they gladly buy it. Sandy has noticed that her clientele has increased, so she needs more working capital to invest in her business, and for this reason, she is requesting help. She will buy men’s and women’s athletic shoes, pants, blouses, wool sweaters, shirts, and other items. In this way, she will generate more income from her work with which to support her mother and her younger brother, who is still in school.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz.


This loan is special because:

It aims to reach vulnerable refugee populations in an isolated region.



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