A loan of $1,600 helped to buy blouses, pants and underwear.

Patricia Mariana's story

Patricia, 42, lives in Libertad. She’s been selling clothes and jewelry since she was very little. It’s been her means of support to date. She works alone from morning till evening selling blouses, pants, underwear, etc. The difficulty she’s going through is her illness but she depends on her business very much so this makes her continue moving forward. She does not invest all her money in clothes; she sets aside some of the capital to pay for things for her house.

She’s single and has a five-year-old son attending public school; her son is the motivating force behind her daily efforts. She wants to use the loan to buy blouses, pants and underwear. The dream she wants to reach with this loan is that he business continues growing in order to earn higher income since she’s her son’s sole source of support.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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