A loan of $700 helped to buy clothing, shoes, dresses, skirts, etc.

Teresa De Jesus's story

Teresa, age 44, is from the city of Chontales, but she has lived in Managua for 22 years. She has three grown children and is a merchant who sells clothing. She started off working for a textile company, but later decided to quit. With her severance pay, she decided to open her own business and went out to buy general merchandise such as clothing, shoes, blouses, dresses, etc. to sell door-to-door. She feels that this is a very profitable business. She also says that it has gone very well for her. On top of this business she has another-sewing. She also rents out two rooms. Her son helps her.
Teresa is requesting this loan for the purchase of clothing, shoes, dresses, skirts, etc. Buying these high-demand products will allow her to satisfy her customers' needs, providing them with their orders properly and on time. This will allow her to make more income in her business. Her plan for the future is to improve her house. Her next goals are to expand her business and pay off the loan; then she will request another.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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