A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase a photocopier.


Viviana's story

Viviana is a 38 year old mother who lives in Cartago, Costa Rica with her husband and three children. A current university student, Viviana is a multi-talented entrepreneur who has tried her hand at various types of work to support her family. She is adept in the arts of piñata making, card making, gift wrapping and seamstress work. Viviana is also passionate about children’s education and is studying to become a primary school principal. When her children were young, she was unable to attend classes. Now that they are older, Viviana takes care of her business from 6 am to 5 pm and then goes to class at night.

Viviana runs a family business selling school supplies such as binders, papers, pens, etc. She will use her loan to purchase a photocopier to offer photocopying services to her customers. Viviana is confident that this type of service will be very popular with the local students as it is not offered by any other stores in the area, and she expects to increase her revenue. The loan consultant who has been working with Viviana and her family over the years describes her as a hardworking and entrepreneurial person who has goals and plans. Viviana and her husband work as a team and make decisions together.

The main business obstacle Viviana faces is the slow rotation of inventory. To address this, she is beginning a publicity campaign and offering promotional deals to her customers. One of Viviana’s long-term goals is to open an internet café. This would increase revenue as well as provide the opportunity to create a job for one of her children or a community member.



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