A loan of $1,025 helped to buy merchandise and to remodel her home/business.

Patricia's story

Patricia C. A. is 36 years old. She lives with her husband and her two children aged 6 and 20. For financial reasons, Patricia could not finish her high school studies. She had her first son at a very young age, when she was 16, and has been married twice.

Patricia is a very hard-working, responsible and enterprising woman. She came to Fundación Mujer because a friend recommended us to her. She has now been taking loans for 5 years and has repaid all her loans perfectly.

Patricia is planning to use this loan to invest in buying merchandise for her business. She will buy products such as perfumes, clothes and small electrical appliances to sell. She is also planning to remodel her home for business purposes.

Patricia has been a saleswoman for more than 11 years. She started out selling panty hose and then added more products. When she started out in business her first obstacles were not having working capital and being a teenage mom. Patricia gets up early, does her housework and then does some tasks with her children and waits for her husband to come home from work. In the afternoon, she goes out selling her products and collecting payments. With this loan, Patricia will have more working capital which she can use to make income for her household. This will be a great help and support to her in her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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