A loan of $1,275 helped to buy trousers, T-shirts, dresses, sneakers, shoes and other items.

Graciela's story

Graciela is 34 years old. She is single and has a 13 year old daughter. She lives with her parents and with two nephews. Graciela is very enterprising: from a very young age she began to work abroad where she stayed for more than ten years. She then returned to her home city to set up a clothes shop. She has been renting a unit in the market for the last two years.

She says that when she started out, it was difficult because of the competition which existed, but with a great deal of sacrifice she established her clientele, including by going out to sell in the street. She then managed to sell wholesale and is very successful. She remembers her days working abroad and she is very happy to be back in her country. Her dream is to work on a large scale and this is what she is fighting for.

She is requesting the loan to buy trousers, T-shirts, dresses, sneakers, shoes and other items which she will stock in order to offer a wide variety to her clients.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Staniforth

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