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A loan of $900 helped to buy a variety of clothes, shoes, cosmetics and silver jewelry to increase her sales.

Estelvinai Irene's story

Estelvina is a hard-working woman whose business is selling clothes, cosmetics and shoes. In her free time, she also sews. She makes her sales from home and also as an itinerant vendor. She has managed to increase her sales by introducing more products through loans that she has received over eleven loan cycles with Afodenic. This has enabled her to balance and maintain her sales.

Estelvina has three grown-up children who are working and contributing towards household expenses. Her husband works as a builder and is a great support for their family. Estelvina has few products and so will use this new loan to buy: women's clothes, shoes and Avon cosmetics. She would also like to invest in silver jewelry in order to continue growing her small business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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