A loan of $1,100 helped to buy more clothes from Lima, preferably summer clothing as this type of clothing is sold most in this part of the Peruvian jungle..

Brigida's story

57 year old Brígida is a happy and hardworking woman who lives in her own house with her 65 year old husband, Eusebio. What she most wants is to live a peaceful old age as, at her age, she has already had the pleasure of raising her three beloved children. Brígida began earning a living when she was very young and worked in many different jobs. In the course of time, she met her dear husband, who helped her to realize her goals. Since then, she has had her own business selling clothes and her stall is located in the best know place in the city of San Francisco, a little market called "Gamarrita". In this place, she attends to her customers with much kindness and courtesy, and they visit her all the time because of the well-cut and fashionable clothes that she personally imports from Lima. What she most likes about her work is advising her customers about the clothes that will best suit them, as this is a good distraction. She has been running this business for 30 years and thinks that the most difficult thing is having to be on her feet all day long. With the support of this loan, she will buy more clothes in Lima, preferably summer clothes because that is what sells best in this part of the jungle. In time, she would like to open a larger store where she could offer a better service to her customers. This will be her 7th loan and she feels very happy to know that will have the support of the financiers as then she will feel safe buying what has been requested and she intends to make her repayments punctually. With the $1,100 she has requested, she will buy more clothes in Lima, preferably summer clothes because this is what sells best in this part of the Peruvian jungle.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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