A loan of $1,975 helped to buy merchandise like gold and others.

Felipa's story

Felipa, 43, is married and has three children. She lives with her husband and a daughter. She is humble and very hardworking. She has history with the Fundación and has always been noted for her punctuality and responsibility.

She is an ambulatory gold, fine perfume and curtains merchant. She also has a beauty salon where she provides chemical hair treatments and beauty services. Her customers are neighbors, family members and laborers from nearby banana plantations.

She organizes specific days to go out selling her merchandise while also being able to tend to her salon customers. Her husband and daughter help her collect payment for her merchandise. She’s had some difficulty in the business because of lack of capital to be able to offer a wider selection but she hopes the loan she will get now will help her overcome this.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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