A loan of $1,375 helped to buy sandals and slippers.

Margoth's story

Margoth, 39, has the satisfaction of having a stable family together with Alipio, 42, and their two small children, Cristian and Dany. Thanks to the combined efforts of many years, they were able to finish the first level of their house, built from hard-wearing materials. She works as a street vendor, selling footwear. Ten years ago, she and her husband were able to open a store in which they sell assorted footwear like shoes, sandals, etcetera for men, women, and children. She says that she really likes her work because it is relaxing to work alongside her husband, and have her children's help for small tasks. Among her main customers are those who work as farmers and come to the city to make routine purchases, generating good incomes for sellers in general, such as in her case. She want working capital to restock her business with a new batch of footwear like sandals and slippers made of nylon. The demand for these shoes goes up this time of year. As an additional motivation, they are working with their characteristic enthusiasm to meet one of their long-term goals: opening branches in their community. With the 3,500 nuevos soles she hopes to buy a batch of sandals and slippers made of nylon to take advantage of the upcoming increase in demand.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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