A loan of $475 helped to buy jewelery and Vogue products.

Flor Idalma's story

Idalma, age 26, is in a common-law marriage. Her husband works as a driver. She has two children, ages six and one. She lives in the Buenos Aires village in Tela, Atlántida.

Flor has had a business that generates income for her for two years. She sells Vogue cosmetics and jewelry. She started this business with the intention of contributing an extra income to the household. The reason she is in this business is because she worked with her sister-in-law selling this product.

She saw that it was profitable, and she decided to establish her own business. She sells her product by order. She sells creams, lotions, household items, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. She sells her product in the neighboring communities. She leaves for work at 8:00 a.m., and she works until 5:00 p.m.

She has requested a loan for 9,000 lempiras from ODEF. She will use it to buy jewelry and Voque products. This way she will be able to meet the product demand that she has. With this investment she hopes to be able to get more income and give her customers better service.

Her goal is to get ahead and for her business to grow. This way she will be able to continue supporting her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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