A loan of $550 helped to buy clothes and groceries.

Juana Gelsamina's story

Juana Gelsamina M. is a merchant. She’s 34, married, and the mother of four children. She and her family live in the central neighborhood of San Francisco de la Paz, Olancho. Six years go her mother taught her to work so that she could support herself day to day. Since then she’s been selling clothing and groceries from her home. She works from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm and her children attend school.

She will use the money from this loan to stock her business with current styles of clothing for the Christmas season so that she can attract more people and increase her sales. She also wants to stock her grocery business with a greater variety of products such as meats, milk products, sausages, condiments, and chicken among other things.

She expects the support from this loan to allow her to continue helping her husband support the household and also allow her to rent a shop in a good location. Her dream is to see her children grow healthy and become people who will contribute to the betterment of society. The loans she’s gotten through FAMA have helped her improve her financial life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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