A loan of $2,475 helped to buy CDs, movies, and videos to sell wholesale and retail.

Carmela's story

Carmela is 23 and is a friendly woman who grew up in the city of Pinotepa Nacional in Oaxaca. It is a city rich in culture and traditions. One of the most representative is the city festival on July 25th with horse races, fairs, and popular dances.

Carmela is better known as Doña Carmen. She makes a living selling CDs, movies, and videos at a small location in the market in her community. She has had this business for three years. What she likes most about it is having a varied supply of merchandise and having the discs be well-organized so she can find them more easily when her customers ask her for a specific one. She says that she obtained her business thanks to the support of her husband, Pablo Tito, who already had the location before they got married. Don TIto, as he is better kown, goes to the location when he finishes work to help Doña Carmen guard the merchandise. One of this enterprising woman's biggest dreams is to expand her location so she can display and sell more merchandise. She asked for her loan to buy more discs, movies, and videos to sell wholesale and retail. She is thankful to Vision Fund for helping her and for being part of her self-improvement.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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