A loan of $600 helped to buy a large quantity of clothes.

Yolanda's story

Sra. Yolanda is 39 years old and accompanied by her four children. She is an enterprising woman who buys and sells clothing for women, men, and children such as skirts, shirts, trousers, and undergarments. Yolanda has been in the retail business for two years and learned this trade from her aunt, who convinced her to start her own business. She previously devoted herself to housework.

Yolanda buys her merchandise in the capital because the prices are cheaper and there is a greater variety of products to satisfy all tastes. She travels twice a week and must wake up very early to board a bus. When she returns in the afternoon, Yolanda prepares the merchandise that she will sell the following day. She goes from house to house, but she also sell from her home because she has customers who come to her in search of merchandise.

This loan will be invested in the purchase of a large quantity of clothes so that she will have more variety to offer. This will enable her to sell more and keep her customers satisfied. At the same time, she will be able to generate more income and improve the quality of life for herself and her family. Yolanda desires to have a stable business so that she can offer a wider variety of products for all ages.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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