A loan of $1,000 helped clothing, soft toys.

Monserrate Encarnacion's story

Monserrate, who is 45 years old, sells clothing and cuddly toys in the streets of Guasmo. She lives on the outskirts of the city, where the majority of people are informal traders.

She started selling clothes when she was very young, making and selling them in the streets of Guasmo. With time she was able to develop a solid customer base. Now she works selling clothing and very good value soft toys from a stall located in a neighbourhood of Guasmo that can be a little dangerous.

With the loan she wants to buy toys and second hand clothes to sell in greater volume. In the future she would like to open a stationery shop in her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rosa Oswald

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