A loan of $1,200 helped to buy perfumes, items for the home, creams.

Shirley's story

Shirley is a 44-year-old woman living with her three minor children and her husband. Because of economic reasons she only went to elementary school. She is a very hard working, enterprising, tenacious person.

This is the second loan she’s had with the Fundación. She had excellent payment behavior with the first one. She found out about the program through a television show called “Buen Día.”

Shirley will use this loan to stock her store because very good times are approaching and she needs capital.

She’s had her store for seven years; she started out with the amount of 300,000 colones and to date her business has improved very much. One obstacle she had to overcome was not having working capital that she needed to stay in business.

She rises early every day to get her daughter ready and make breakfast for her husband and children. They then go off to school and she finished up her domestic chores and tends to the store during the course of the day.

This loan will allow her to have good working capital to stock her store during the seasons when demand for merchandise is higher.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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