A loan of $1,575 helped to buy a professional camera and a video camera.

Lisseth Johanna's story

Lisseth lives with her family in the city of Milagros. At the age of 23 she owns a photographic studio she opened five years ago when she finished secondary school. She comments that she always liked taking photographs either with her digital camera or with her telephone and noted that she was good at it so decided to take several courses and open the business.

At the beginning she acquired a professional camera and offered services at events; she also sold products like cameras, film and film developing service. She currently works Monday through Sunday together with her husband who is a Telecommunications Engineer. She does not have a fixed schedule.

Because of her husband’s skills they decided to buy a video camera to expand their services at events and he taught her how to operate it. Lisseth plans to use the loan to buy another professional camera and a video camera to work separately when there is more than one event on the same day and not lose jobs for lack of equipment. Her future goal is to expand the business with the purchase of more equipment because time and technological innovation requires it.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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