A loan of $800 helped to buy basic materials and tools.


Elena Mercedes's story

Elena used her previous Kiva loan to buy fabric and tools. With them, she made elegant white shirts which her customers had ordered for upcoming festivities. It went well for her, because she was able to sell and re-invest. Her challenge now is to have enough working capital to respond to her customers' orders during the December holiday season. They are lining up, so Elena plans to buy basic materials and tools with this new Kiva loan. She knows that, if she invests in her customers' orders as planned, her business will be more successful. She has the following message for Kiva lenders: "These loans are good. Please keep lending so that we can keep working with funds more easily. Thank you very much."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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