A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase blouses, pants, nightgowns, etc.

Celia Magdalena's story

Celia is starting her second Kiva loan. She is single, from the city of Granada, and mother to two children. She has had a business selling underwear for 3 years. Her first loan was very helpful because it improved her quality of life. She was able to invest it in general merchandise which enabled her to grow her sales and her income. The prior loan was used to purchase general merchandise such as underwear, socks, t-shirts, etc. She now needs a second loan to purchase general merchandise but this time she will buy items related to Mother's Day such as blouses, pants, nightgowns, etc. She believes this loan will help her because she will increase sales. Her father helps her with the business. Her future plans are to continue working to get ahead with her family and become an excellent retailer.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michele Magrino

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