A loan of $1,025 helped to buy clothes and cosmetics like creams, perfume, lotion, hair treatments, and others to sell.

Dania Erlinda's story

Dania is 24 years old and married. She and her husband have two children. She lives in a village in the Tela municipality in Atlántida.

Four years ago Dania decided to pursue her own business in order to generate income for the household. She sells in an itinerant manner and at her house. She sells clothes, various brands of cosmetics, creams, perfumes, lotions, treatments, and others that her customers request. She now has fixed customers in her village.

She has already invested various loans in her business in order to keep it active. The loan she is requesting is her third, and it is for 20,000 lempiras. She will use this loan to stock up on products like clothing for women and men, underwear, and more cosmetics. She will do this because the good season is coming, and she will take advantage of it to increase sales and her income. Her goal is go grow with the business, to help her children with a good education, and to improve her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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