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A loan of $675 helped buy plastic products.


Carmen's story

In the Mayoreo market, Señora Carmen R. sells various products, such as plastic products and other products that she can go out and sell as a walking vendor, using the two baskets where she keeps the products that she sells.


Now she is applying for a loan to take advantage of the season when summer is coming. This requires the purchase of plastic pools for children, since in this season many people go to the sea. She needs to acquire plastic pools so that she can sell them and in this way obtain income for her development.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry



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