A loan of $1,200 helped to buy merchandise such as tennis shoes, perfume, clothing and other personal care items.

Heidi Patricia's story

Heidi is a young 33-year-old entrepreneur. She is married with two children.
She has been a client of our institution for eight years, and has taken out several loans which have helped her to develop her business. With her previous loan, she was able to buy a vehicle for transporting her merchandise to her customers. This gave her more mobility for transporting her merchandise: clothing, tennis shoes, perfume, and other items to cover her customers' needs.
Her little three-year-old daughter normally goes with her on her trips. This way, Heidi doesn't have to leave her in someone else's care. Next year, her daughter will be in kindergarten; this will make it easier for both of them. Heidi's oldest son helps out a lot when he doesn't have school. He goes with her, brings merchandise to the customers, and takes payments under his mother's supervision.
Along with her husband and children, Heidi has been growing as a businesswoman. She is very hard-working. In the future she hopes to have her own home, and she hopes that her business will continue to grow for the benefit of her entire family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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