A loan of $1,275 helped to buy children's clothing, blouses, pants, T-shirts and sandals for restocking her store.

Reina Adelina's story

Reina is 32 years old. She has been married for 17 years, and has three children, aged between 3 and 13. She lives in San Juan, Lempira. Her husband is a driver.

For eight years, she has been selling a variety of clothing, such as blouses, pants, children's clothing, T-shirts, underwear, skirts and sandals. She lives in a rural village where there are no clothing stores; this is the reason for starting her clothing businesss, and sales have been good. She sells though orders for home delivery, and at her home.

Very hard-working, she also grows coffee, from which she earns other income.

She has applied for her third loan, with the current one being for 25,000 lempiras. She has invested it in her business, keeping it stocked and increasing her sales. With the present loan, she will buy children's clothing, blouses, T-shirts, pants and sandals for increasing her inventory and obtaining more income.

Her dream is to see her children graduate and fix up her house with the earnings she gets. She is very grateful to ODEF and to Kiva for the opportunity provided.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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