A loan of $1,100 helped to buy: a mannequin, metal racks, and a variety of clothing and shoes.

Irma Marisol's story

Irma Marisol, age 33, lives in a rented home with her two children ages 6 and 14, who are in school. Irma is enterprising, responsible, and, above all, charismatic. Through great hard work, she has been able to keep her small store afloat. She sells a variety of clothing and shoes. This business is her main source of income, and she is the only one who works to support her children; several years ago she separated from her partner. She has had this business for many years, so she has a lot of experience. Thanks to her charisma, she has gained the confidence of many people in the area--so she has many loyal customers. Irma works very hard to get her family ahead and improve their quality of life. This motivates her to work hard so that her business will continue to function in the best possible manner. She has decided to request this loan from INTEGRAL so that she can invest in her business in the purchase of products such as: mannequins, metal racks, and a variety of clothing and shoes, as well as other products to draw in more customers. She is doing all of this with the goal of serving a greater demand. This will allow her to improve her sales levels and income, and as a result reach her dream of giving her children a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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