A loan of $700 helped to sell footwear through a catalog.


Elsa Celina's story

Celina is a very hard-working and enterprising woman. She has been selling shoes and clothing through catalogs for six years. She says that she took on the business to help her husband with the costs of the house, and also because she likes to have her own money. Celina sells her products to people she knows since she sells to them on credit. Many people have treated her poorly and she has had merchandise lost and lost income. She comments that she goes out to the city of Toluca or to Mexico to stock up, since they give her good prices there. In this way she can get a little bit more shoes and clothes. She is thankful for the loan that has been given to her. This way she can have a source of employment and also give her daughters a good quality of life. She is married to Enrique who is a heavy machinery operator. She has two daughters in elementary school. Celina's goal is to buy her own cart to be able to get around with her merchandise.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Danielle Dupre


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