A loan of $1,150 helped purchase of handbags, shoes, and clothing for women.

Lidia Estela's story

Miss Lidia Estela Velasquez Nunez is the only child of her separated parents. She lives with her mother, and is currently in her fourth year of her degree program at the university.

This client began her business to be able to cover the costs involved in studying and trying to help out her mother with household expenses at the same time.

She began by making jewelry and accessories for her friends at home, like necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and embellishing party dresses. Word of mouth garnered her a lot of attention, so she now has a little showroom in her room, which is very successful, and she has multiple visits and orders each day. After two years of this, she has decided to, along with her accessories, to sell articles of clothing for women, as well as purses and shoes. With the loan provided by Fundación Paraguaya, she will formally open her boutique.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shaun Haines

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