A loan of $1,050 helped to buy sandals and beauty products as well as soft cheese and seasonings.

Carmen De Jesus's story

Carmen has decided to take out a new loan which she will use to further expand her business. She has added more merchandise to her business and now has a fixed sales location. She will buy sandals and beauty products. She will also buy ingredients for making pupusas: oil, seasonings, 'quesillo' (soft cheese) and 'chicharrón' (shredded pork).

With her previous loan, Carmen managed to improve her sales and increase the stock of her fruit and veg business. She has improved her business and also her living conditions as she has more profits to invest in her home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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