A loan of $1,075 helped to buy blouses and underwear.

Andrea Solange's story

Andrea lives in the southern zone, known as Isla Trinitaria. She sells cosmetics and clothes and started because she liked make-up and bought lots of cosmetics so she decided to be a provider instead of a consumer.

She has been running this business for several years and it is going very well, her main customers are relatives, neighbours and her university colleagues. She works Monday - Sunday and does not keep a specific timetable as her husband is a salesperson and understands the trade.

Amongst her products, she sells blouses, which she buys for $15 and sells for $27, underwear from recognised brands, which she buys at $17 and sells at $25 and cosmetics from catalogues.

She will use the loan to capitalise and buy merchandise. Her dream for the future is to buy her own home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sara Godwin

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