A loan of $1,000 helped notebooks, pens, stationery.

Karen Margarita's story

Karen, who is a 20 year old single mother, has a small stationery shop in the front part of her house. She lives in a built-up area on the edge of the city, where most of the inhabitants are informal traders.

She chose to have a stationery shop because her little son needed to have a better life economically, because she is a single mother. Little by little, with a lot of effort, she was able to buy a range of stationery items, notebooks and pens. At the moment she works from 8am, selling one-dollar notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, etc.

With the loan she wants to buy similar items for her stationery shop. In future she wants to continue with her business and if possible expand with more merchandise.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rosa Oswald

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