A loan of $1,050 helped to buy perfumes, notebooks, pencils, clothing and costume jewelry.

Cecilia Holanda's story

Cecilia’s business started small 11 years ago, as she only sold school supplies. Little by little, her business grew and she obtained stationery supplies which sold better and have increased her earnings.

However, as everything has become more expensive, it is not enough to support her three children who are 21, 11 and 2 years old.

Since she is a single mother, it has been difficult for her to get ahead but she has not given up. She says that her children are her motivation and strength to continue pushing forward. She decided to take out a loan in order to stock her business and buy perfumes, notebooks, pencils and clothing from Avon and Yanbal, the brands she sells.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell

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