A loan of $1,000 helped to buy sheets, eiderdowns, and household items.


Ana Cristina's story

Ana, age 34, is not married, but she has a ten year old child. She started with her sales business by selling toys and kitchen items to her relatives. Little by little, she started to get income to be able to support herself and her child. Therefore, she continued with her business of selling household items to friends and referred customers.

She now sells sheets for $25.00, eiderdowns for $35.00, and other items. She has a sales strategy for them, which is to sell on credit. She gives the customer a payment plan so that they pay between $1 and $2 daily. That way she gives the customer who does not have a way of paying in cash time to pay for the product. This is how she capitalized in order to buy more products.

Ana has a lot of aspirations for her business. Therefore, she wants to continue with her business. She wants the loan to buy sheets, eiderdowns, and household items.

During the interview Ana expressed the following:

“I want to have a very nice house in order to have a commercial spot in part of the house. I want to give work to other people who need it. Also, I would like to give my family what they financially need. I want to always be as connected with my family as we are now.”

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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