A loan of $600 helped to buy clothes and sandals at wholesale to sell.


Carmen Elena's story

Carmen Elena is thirty five and lives with her life partner and their children. She makes a living selling clothes and sandals, and has a variety of merchandise for women, men, and children, including shirts, pants, dresses, and blouses. She has been running her business for several years and has gained a lot of sales experience which helps her to achieve her sales targets. She is a mobile vendor and also sells from home and has a lot of customers because people know that she sells good quality and affordable merchandise and also offers excellent customer service.

Carmen is an enterprising woman with a drive to get ahead in life and she is always looking for opportunites to achieve success. She has been wanting to grow her business for a while, but has not had enough money to invest in supplies. This is why she is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL so that she can buy clothes and sandals at wholesale. Carmen Elena has a good repayment references and is very responsible. She pledges to repay the loan and at the same time give her family a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geraldine Pugh



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