A loan of $800 helped to increase her merchandise by purchasing things like clothes, shoes, and silver jewelry, among others.

Liana Del Carmen's story

Liana del Carmen, age 52, is single and has three children, ages 35, 31, and 24. All of them are independent.

She sells general merchandise, primarily gold and silver jewelry, among others. She makes her purchases for cash at the wholesale markets and from individual businessmen in Panamá and Costa Rica. She sells for cash and credit to her fixed and casual customers. She has been conducting her business at home and in an itinerant manner for over 33 years.

She has been succeeding thanks to the financial help she has been given in order to invest in her business. She does this to satisfy the increase in customer demand that she has been experiencing lately.

Liana is requesting a loan to buy new products like elegant and everyday underwear, various men’s and women’s pants, different styles of blouses, make-up, and different styles of silver and gold jewelry. She will do this to offer her customers a great variety of products.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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