A loan of $500 helped to purchase ladies' clothing for resale.


Octavio's story

Octavio lives in the community of El Torno within the Barrio Oriental district. He sells clothing in the central market, a business he has had for more than 20 years. He is happy with the business and he has a large client base. He sells traditional ladies' clothing. The price of these items is high given them intricate hand-embroidered details. He doesn't make the clothing, however. He makes his purchases in wholesale. He will use this loan to purchase more merchandise for the business. His wife works in the business too. They have 5 children together and they are all school aged. They work together to support their family. He is very grateful to the organization for the support he has received.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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