A loan of $275 helped to buy used clothes for stock and to fill pending orders.


Erlinda's story

Erlinda, age 56, is married and has three children. She lives with her husband and one of their children in a suburban neighborhood in San Pedro Sula. She has been selling second-hand American clothes for ten years. She sells in an itinerant manner in her area and in the surrounding areas. She sells used clothes like blouses, shirts, pants, skirts, t-shirts, and underwear. She has always worked in commerce. She previously had a grocery store, and she also sold merchandise. She has decided to request a loan for 5,000 lempiras. She will use the loan to buy clothes to stock up. She will also use it to fill pending orders that she has. Her goal for the future is to come to have a fixed location. She wants to well establish her business in a spot that is in the center of the city. She is grateful for the opportunity of the loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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