A loan of $350 helped to buy personal use products and to meet the orders her customers make.

Blanca Dolly's story

Blanca is a hardworking person who has had to go through many hard situations in her life. she is a single mother who is the sole provider for her 4 children, this is because her husband died and she's been a widow for a long time now.

This has made it so that she has to work in anything that comes along, it doesn't matter if the work is comfortable or well paid. This is how she started working as a mobile saleswoman outside a school, she did this for 20 years. after that she started to sell "chance" [a kind of Colombian lottery] in a main road of the city, She did this for 10 years.

Thanks to a friend of hers that recommended her the activity and taught her how to sell, Blanca went from very difficult working conditions selling chance to selling personal use products through a monthly catalogue where her customers are her neighbours, family members and friends.
Now with this job she has a better quality of life.

Thanks to a good amount of sales, Blanca requires a loan to buy personal use products so she can meet the orders of her customers [she has to pay when ordering the products and the customer will pay when receiving]. She doesn't have much capital for her business and she has no other way than to ask for a loan, nevertheless she has worked hard to improve her and her 4 children's quality of life.

Her biggest dream is to have a good business, to carry on having a good quality of life and to improve the economic conditions of her homestead to be able to progress in life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lucia Long

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