A loan of $2,025 helped to buy perfume, clothing and other personal products to sell.

Sugey's story

Sugey is 32 years old and lives with her siblings and her stepfather. She is a hardworking and responsible person who has set clear goals for herself. Faced with the death of her mother, she has taken on responsibility for her younger brother’s education. It is her way of supporting her stepfather, who works during the day in retail. At night the family runs a business selling fast food.

This entrepreneur is independent. She has her retail business selling perfumes and clothing; she also runs an office where she accepts payments for services and reloads credit onto cell phones. Her dream is to strengthen and grow her business and to distribute her products throughout the Puntarenas area.

She started in retail with a loan from the business Cruz de Amor, which recommends her as an excellent salesperson. As she has acquired capital she has maintained her business. She has diversified her business activity since the death of her mother. Her aunt has helped her and she has succeeded in growing her clientele. She is also recommended by one of the members of the Banco Mujer Creciendo Juntas (the women's bank "Growing Together"); the members of the group buy goods from Sugey.

Sugey’s business boasts a steady and stable client base. She recovers her costs in the clothing and perfume sales weekly, and recovers her costs with the payment of services business daily. Her profitability has allowed her to contribute more to the support of her family. She is pleased to support the education of her stepbrother and is looking for a way to further diversify her business activity and offer additional services that will generate income for her family.

Sugey is applying for this loan with very good references. Her business has allowed her to contribute to the family after the loss of her mother. Her neighbors and family recognize her efforts.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erin Corcoran

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