A loan of $1,000 helped buy new clothing and cosmetics to supply her store with new and improved products.


Josefina's story

Josefina was born in Pueblo Nuevo, located in the Estelí municipality. She is 45 years old and the single mother of two children, who she has raised alone through hard work. She dedicates herself to selling clothing and also has a beauty salon. She sells clothing door-to-door throughout communities near Pueblo Nuevo, which she has been doing for ten years. At 35 years of age she started selling clothing and cosmetics, as well as cutting hair. She managed all this through a loan that she was granted.

Today, she has well-established clothing and cosmetics sales and beauty salon businesses. She requests the loan to buy new clothing and cosmetics to supply her store with new and improved products. With this investment, she hopes to augment her customer base, grow sales and expand her business. Her future plans are to continue working hard to prepare her children for attending university and improve her home. Her next goal is to expand her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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