A loan of $700 helped for shoe and clothing selling.


Eridania's story

Eridania is a small businesswoman who sells clothing, shoes, and passion fruits. Her business is located in the city of Hato Mayor, an agricultural city in the northeast of the country. She starting working with Esperanza International because she needed to raise money to start her business. She started selling used used clothing with the money from her first loan, which she received more than five years ago. She lives with her three children and her partner. She tells us that her biggest challenge has been earning enough money to support her family's needs. Her favorite thing to do in her free time is to care for and teach her children.

Eridania is very excited to receive her 12th loan from Esperanza International after having completed her payments on her previous loan and seeing her business grow. She will use the new loan to purchase shoes and fertilizer for her passion fruit crop. Passion fruit is a tropical fruit with an exquisite flavor, which is good to make juices, ice cream, or eat alone. There are only a few months before she must plant her tress and sell her products in the local market and to other clients. She will use her profits to continue investing in her business and to build a bathroom, which her home does not have. Her dream is to be able to travel the world and learn about different cities and cultures alongside her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick King


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