A loan of $500 helped to invest in the purchase of raw materials for her business, such as cold porcelain.

Giselle Maria's story

Doña Giselle is 49 years old. She is a very hard-working and striving woman with a great desire to have her own business. For the last 8 years, she has been working making confectionery and doing porcelain work. The señora also teaches on television's Channel 13 on the program "Mujeres del 2000" ("Women of 2000"). She lives with her husband and her child.

This is the first time that she is requesting a loan through the foundation. With this loan, she plans to invest in the purchase of raw materials for making her products. The Señora has a small confectionery business; little by little and with the help of her husband, she has been able to obtain her working utensils, and with both their savings, they were able to buy the oven with which she works.

Doña Giselle has had her confectionery business for 8 years. With the same techniques, she makes porcelain and gives classes on Channel 13. She is asking us for the loan for the purchase of raw materials to continue working, as porcelain is very expensive. In the kitchen in her home she has installed an oven for doing her work. The Señora has taken training in handling food and other courses.

With this loan, the Señora will be able to work better as she will be able to count on working capital.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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