A loan of $900 helped a member to purchase thread to make pet's clothing.

Jovenes Emprendedores Group's story

When starting out as a newlywed, Carmen recognized the need to help her husband financially in order to meet their household expenses. She wanted to sell something, but wasn’t sure what. By observing her nieces, who were always buying accessories such as pins, belts and barrettes, she got the idea to start selling these types of products. She first started selling to her acquaintances, offering all types of accessories for young girls. She also devised the idea to copy styles out of catalogs, and sell them at lower prices. With a great deal of hard work, she was able to strengthen her business. She now has a large customer base, and this has allowed her to buy some items that she needed for her house.

However, she considers educating her children to be of utmost importance. She is now thinking about making pet’s clothing, since another passion of hers is knitting. She makes ponchos, scarves, and swimsuits. Not long ago she knitted some samples that were taken to the U.S. by a relative, and she is now receiving orders for some of her items. For this reason, she is thinking about starting this type of new business. She plans to use the loan from EDAPROSPO to buy thread so she can dedicate herself to this business that she is just starting, and knows she has a bright future ahead.

* Carmen is in the middle of the group.

In this group: Jhonatan Johan, Casilda, Kathy Mayra, Evelyn, Guiullianna, Carmen Luz, Frank Aron

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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