A loan of $1,400 helped to buy pants, blouses, t-shirts and childrens' clothing.

Deysi Monserrate's story

Los Bajos de Montecristi is a city known for its rich culture and its handicrafts, for example straw hats and shawls, known within and outside of the country.

Deysi, 28 years old, lives in this place. She is married and from this relationship has 3 children that are 11, 7 and 1 year old. The two older ones study in school. Her husband is a bus driver.

She, with the intention of earning something on her own and with this contributing to the home expenses, works in selling all types of clothing. She sells door to door and also in her house, where clients come when new merchandise arrives. She works three days a week, more than anything in the mornings since at that time her children are in school. She credits her clients and charges every 15 days. A man brings her merchandise from Huaquillas once a month. She has been working in this business for 3 years and it's going well.

This loan will allow her to buy more merchandise, like pants, blouses, t-shirts and childrens' clothing. She has been in the communal bank for 4 years and likes it because she started her business with the first loan.

Her dream is that her children never lack for anything.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kerry George

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