A loan of $350 helped to buy clothing and shoes from catalogs to sell.

Anallely Enriqueta's story

Anallely, 24, studied until her third year of secondary school, and says that she did not continue her studies because her parents did not have enough money to continue paying her school expenses. Doña Anallely is married to Sr. Francisco, and they have two daughters. One is 5 and in preschool, and the other is 7 months old.

Anallely is asking for a loan to invest in shoes and clothing from catalogs so she can have them in hand and her clients will get excited about buying her merchandise. She says, "If they see it, they love it. That's why I want them to see the products and have them in hand."

She has been doing this sort of business for about 3 years. She says she decided to start the business in order to help her husband with her daughters' expenses, and to pay for a house that they bought from public housing. Her goal is to have an area in her house where she can watch her little girls. She would like to put in a small eatery where she can sell food or a stationary store since there isn't one near her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Melbourne

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