A loan of $350 helped to buy raw materials such as leather, buckles, laces, and soles.


Mirian Esther's story

Mirian Esther is 40 years old and lives together with her life partner and three children. She works making and selling shoes for women, men, and children. She has shoes in a variety of sizes, made with top-quality materials. She has a great deal of experience in this field and that helps her to improve her profits. Mirian's clientele is varied; during the week, she sells in a strategic location with a lot of foot traffic. She also sells shoes to her husband's work colleagues and to students. All are satisfied with the product because of the quality and the good price, as well as the excellent service. Mirian is a family-oriented woman, enterprising and dedicated to her work. She is always on the lookout for opportunities that will lead to success, because she knows that she will be happier. For some time, she has wanted to increase her business, but she needs capital to make the investment. That's why she is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL that will allow her to buy raw materials such as leather, buckles, laces, and soles. Mirian has good credit references and impeccable morals. She is sure that she will be able pay off her debt and she hopes that she will bring economic security to her home at the same time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey



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