A loan of $500 helped purchase inventory.

Paulina's story

Paulina is a long-time Emprender customer, she has worked with the institution for many years and is very responsible in making her payments. She is called "morning person" as she sells her products both wholesale and retail early in the morning in a heavily trafficked market on Tumusla street. The "morning people" are a group of people who, as their name says, sell their goods early in the morning. They sell their goods wholesale since in most cases, they make their products and only sell until 9 am. After 9, the owners of the stores arrive and the "morning people" have to leave.

Paulina only works in the morning but in the afternoon she takes care of her home and cooks for her husband who arrives tired after a long day of being a taxi driver. They help each other since their children are older and live indepedently. She is very grateful to Emprender and Kiva for showing confidence in her by providing her this loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Scott Crandall

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