A loan of $1,350 helped to buy clothes and perfumes and to renovate her shop's inventory.


Santa's story

With a loan of 51,750 pesos Santa has been able to buy clothes and perfumes and to renovate her shop's inventory. Santa started this business 7 years ago because of her divorce. Until then she was just a housewife and never imagined herself working in an office. As she is a very good conversationalist finds it easy to make friends, she thought she could use this talent to sell clothes and perfumes to her friends and in the offices where they work. Santa goes to the offices with her merchandise and sells products on credits to be paid in two or three fortnightly payments. Santa has three children, they are all adults who work and study at university. Santa wants her business to strengthen and to be sustainable, as this is the only method of earning that she has.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sara Godwin


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