A loan of $1,000 helped to buy clothing, cosmetics and shoes.

Cruz's story

Cruz M. H., 59, lives in the canton of El Amate, located in San Isidro in the department of Cabañas. She lives with her husband, who works in agriculture, and their two grandchildren. Cruz has a business selling clothing for men, women and children. She also markets skin care products and cosmetics. Her business is located in a small commercial center which is located at the entrance of San Isidro. This is a place that many people pass through, as there is public transportation there, which benefits Cruz because her business is seen by all of these people. Cruz also works as a street vendor selling clothing in various cantons in her area. This assures her greater earnings, which is a great help to her family's economic welfare, as she and her husband are supporting their grandchildren. For this reason she is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL, which she will use to invest in her business, buying more clothing and cosmetics, and stocking her business with other products such as shoes, underwear, and more. One of Cruz's main wishes is to be able to take advantage of the Semana Santa (Easter Season), since at this time the sales rise, and this would be a great benefit for her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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