A loan of $700 helped purchase merchandise.

Tereza De Jesus's story

Teresa is 68 years old and makes a living selling clothing, shoes, cosmetics, jewelry and other personal accessories to enhance our appearances in our daily lives. Since a very young age she has made a living in this activity, and her husband's stepmother left her merchandise that she brought from Panama so that she could be offered a loan and cover the expenses. Teresa plans to use the loan to purchase new merchandise and invest in more gold and silver jewelry. Her goal is to increase her working capital and to always have the fortitude to work and keep making headway.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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