A loan of $300 helped to buy a compressor with an airbrush to paint her products with better quality.

Paola Andrea's story

Paola is a person who is characterized by being a fighter and is always looking to get ahead with her son. About two years ago, she was working in a shop making piñatas, advertisements on expanded polystyrene, and other products. Since her boss left the city, he left her the clientele that he attended to she could keep serving them. This is why she decided to start her own shop making products on expanded polystyrene, and she offers a big variety of products. Her most-sold product is birthday piñatas. Thanks to this job, Paola has been able to get ahead as a single mother and head of the family. She has a 3-year-old son whose father has never supported him with any help. Since she started her business with very little capital, Paola doesn't have all of the necessary tools to do her job. This is why she is looking for a loan that will offer her the possibility of buying a compressor with an airbrush so she can paint her products with better quality.

In this way, Paola will be able to offer her customers a better quality in her products, which will increase her sales considerably. Additionally, Paola hopes to equip her store with the necessary tools so it can be more attractive for new customers so she can progress with her business. Paola dreams about having a big shop so her son can have a better quality of life and access to a quality education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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