A loan of $1,025 helped to buy merchandise for her business such as clothes, perfumes and other catalog products.

Yoleni's story

Yoleni B. García is 63 years old. She has been a saleswoman for more than 30 years. Yoleni lives with her sister and two children, one of whom suffers from anemia. For financial reasons, she was unable to finish her secondary education. She has been separated from her husband for 10 years.

Yoleni has had several loans from Fundación Mujer and has demonstrated an excellent repayment history. She is very hard working and responsible and strives to get ahead in life.

Yoleni started out with the sum of 10,000 Costa Rican colones. She started selling because her sister was widowed and she herself was unemployed and in financial need because she was not able to buy her son's medicines. The two of them started selling products. Yoleni also does cleaning work for her neighbors. She irons and cleans clothes as well.

Yoleni plans to invest her loan money in buying merchandise in order to have more working capital since Mother's Day is approaching and it is a good time of year for her.

Through this loan, Yoleni and her son who suffers from anemia will improve their well-being and she will have more capital so that she can continue investing and enjoying a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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