A loan of $225 helped to buy necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and materials for making jewelry.

Johana Estefany's story

Johana resides in the Santa Elena district of the Department of Usulután. She lives with her mother and seventeen-year-old brother. They depend on the income she brings in with her crafts. She started her business three years ago thanks to a friend that taught her how to design necklaces, pennants, and notions. She went into business because her economic situation required her to bring in more income. She has a stand at the Santa Elena city market.

Johana plans to use her loan to buy necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and supplies to make her own products. This will help give her more variety in her handmade offerings so she can attract customers and earn more income.

Johana's aspirations include having a stronger business with more customers so demand will be high, allowing her to improve living conditions for herself and her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jill Heske

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