A loan of $1,000 helped compra de materia prima para confeccionar adornos to buy raw materials to make decorations.

Stephanie's story

During 2011 Stephanie was able to use her previous loan investing in working capital purchasing materials and others. However, toward the end of that year her husband suffered a foot injury which kept him disabled for two months in which Stephanie had to take over paying rent on their house and taking on other expenses too because her husband was only earning 50% of his usual salary.

Because of this, Stephanie is asking for a new loan to buy raw materials to make decorations out of foam to sell to schools and teachers who use them to mark special occasions (national feast days like independence, the annexation of Guanacaste and others).

Stephanie is currently taking courses to learn other techniques to make other types of products her customers request since as she herself says, her customers like her items because of the nice way they are finished. She combines this activity with selling merchandise thus developing other abilities she has and making herself known in other places.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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