A loan of $700 helped to invest in clothing for sale as the December holidays are approaching, and buy products for her convenience store such as foods to prepare for Christmas dinner and piñatas for the children.

Luz María's story

Doña Luz, from León, is a retailer who is happy, dynamic, and is preparing herself for the Christmas season. We meet Luz getting her convenience store ready for the day's sales.

The changes that she has experienced through her Kiva loan have been very positive for her life and her business. She has been able to accomplish one of her objectives by stocking up her convenience store and investing in the purchase of new clothing for resale. Her sales have improved, as she was able to invest in a variety of products which were much needed by her influx of customers. Her sales have become more steady and her income has improved, even in spite of the increase in prices which she is constantly facing. However, even as the business has been going well, she can see other good changes.

She is requesting a second loan to invest in clothing, as the December holidays are approaching when her sales increase significantly. She also wants to offer a variety of products for sale in her convenience store: foods to prepare for Christmas dinner, piñatas for the children. Little by little, she wants to be able to introduce items that her competition don't sell.

She is holding firm to her goals such as prospering and growing her business, fixing up her home, and changing her family's standard of living so that they can live in a dignified and honorable way.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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