A loan of $225 helped to buy pants, blouses, underwear and sheets.

Gilma De Jesús's story

Gilma de Jesús is from El Sauce, she is a fighter and despite living in a rural area south of the municipality of El Sauce, she has strived to get her three children ahead. She does her best to see her children being good people and studying. She is making sacrifices in order to send them to school every day to the town of El Sauce, which is 10 km away, because there are no schools in this region.

In order to generate income and help her husband, she decided to start a small business with a capital he gave her 19 years ago. It consists in selling clothes and shoes as a street vendor. Her day is very busy, she starts at 5 am to prepare her children for school and then she takes the road offering her products door to door in the group of houses close to her place in order to sell.

The start of school season is close and she needs capital to invest in school clothes and shoes. For this reason she is asking to Kiva investors and Ceprodel to fund a loan to buy pants, blouses, underwear, and sheets, so she can meet her customers demand.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elisabet Falgueras

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