A loan of $1,000 helped to buy perfume, creams and clothes.

Katherine Dionede's story

Katherine is 39 years old. She sells personal products and clothes. To help her husband with household expenses, she started to work selling perfume, creams and clothes. Little by little she has increased her number of customers because she works from very early in the morning offering her products to her neighbors and friends.

Katherine lives with her husband and children in an urban area called Guasmo which is noted for the fact that most of its residents are salespeople. She walks the streets selling her products with the help of one of her daughters. In order to make payments easier for her customers, she leaves her products on credit which makes it easier for her customers to pay.

She will use her loan to buy products such as perfume, creams and clothes. In the future, she would like to have premises in 'Bahia' (a five block area where most of the salespeople in Guayaquil are based).

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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