A loan of $275 helped to buy plantains, oil and cheese, and also to invest in the purchase of clothing and cosmetics.

Xiomara De Socorro's story

Xiomara, age 29, is from the region of Las Canoas in the outskirts of Teustepe. She sells cosmetics and used clothing. Married and the mother of three children, she only finished elementary school; she works to help feed her household.

Always with the idea of diversifying her business and giving a better future to her children, she wants to use this loan to buy plantains, oil and cheese to sell food. And at the same time she also wants to invest in the purchase of clothing and cosmetics to sell in other communities as a traveling salesperson. Then she hopes, little by little, to have her variety business and to sell food.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sophie VH

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