A loan of $1,000 helped to buy catalog clothes and beauty products to sell.

Julia Antonieta's story

Julia is 46 years old. She lives in an urban area of Las Orquídeas de Guayaquil (which is so called because there used to be a lot of orchids found there). She is single and has two children aged 18 and 10. Julia sells clothes and cosmetics through catalogs.

Originally, her business was in the bay area. Her children got sick and she didn't have anybody to look after them so she chose to have a business that didn't take up all her time. She chose to sell clothes through catalogs. With the help of this loan, Julia would like to buy clothes and beauty products to increase her profits. She would really like to rent sales premises so that she can display her merchandise.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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