A loan of $350 helped to buy clothes, beauty products and merchandise.


Yosira's story

Yosira, 25, lives in the “Ciudad Bicentenario” sustainable housing macro project and works there as a beauty products, perfumery and clothing merchant, an activity that started three years ago. Her main products are clothes, sweaters, perfume, cosmetics and creams that she buys in the city market and through catalogues when the catalogues have discounted merchandise she can offer to customers at better prices; they pay her cash or she sells on credit with payment plans agreed upon according to each customer’s ability to pay. Her main customers are from the local neighborhood and from other sectors that know her and are quick to place orders with her just like she’s quick to respond to them in an opportune manner.

Because of the approaching end-of-year festivities, orders surpass her purchasing ability and this is why she’s calling on a Kiva loan to buy beauty products and merchandise her customers have requested. With a Kiva loan she’ll be able to increase sales and this is precisely why her investment will be successful.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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