A loan of $625 helped to buy blouses, dresses, skirts, shirts, trousers, swimwear, and underwear for her business.

Karina's story

Young Karina is 27 years old, and she lives with her husband. She has two dependant children. She does not own her own home and has been running her own business for 4 years.
Young Karina has a business selling clothes, sandals, and underwear, and she sells her merchandise from door to door.
Young Karina lives in a district of San Lorenzo, to the south of Honduras. Her customers are the friends and neighbours that she visits every day. She travels on the bus to the villages and to neighbourhoods near her own district. She buys her goods in the neighbouring country El Salvador and in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras.
Karina is applying for this loan in order to buy blouses, dresses, shirts, trousers, swimwear and underwear, because during this Christmas season, this kind of merchandise sells quite well. With the help of this loan, she hopes to improve her quality of life a little, and that of her family.
Young Karina’s dream is to own her own home and to prosper in her business.
San Lorenzo, Honduras - November 2012.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ana Maria Edlin

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