A loan of $550 helped to buy merchandise for her business.

Lourdes's story

With a loan of 21,000, Lourdes has been able to buy more merchandise to augment the variety of products she offers. In addition to second-hand clothing, second-hand tennis shoes are in high demand in the Dominican Republic, especially just before the beginning of the school year. Lourdes has been working in this business for more than 10 years, with which she is able to help her spouse with the household expenses. Lourdes' husband is a master builder, and together they have 4 children between the ages of 19 and 26 years of age. The eldest has finished his university studies, while the others are currently studying at the university.

Lourdes' wish is to continue helping her children because she hopes that all of them will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the university.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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