A loan of $450 helped to buy clothes and cosmetics.

Gema Mylu's story

Gema continues working as a receptionist as her dream is to build her own home. She has used her loans to increase her stock levels, buying a lot of merchandise (cosmetics). This has enabled her to gain more customers and improve her sales.

Gema will use this new loan to buy a range of new clothes for men, women and children. She will also make some cosmetics orders. She already has eighty percent of her merchandise ordered but hasn't been able to buy it as she has part of her capital invested in cosmetics.

Gema's goals are to continue growing in her small business, to support her family and to save up so that she can buy her own plot of land and build her own home. She hopes to manage this together with her husband.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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