A loan of $675 helped to buy clothing and cosmetics to sell.

Estanislao's story

Doña Estanislao is 60 years old and a single mother of four children who are independent. She lives with her three grandchildren in a neighborhood in the town of Tela, Atlántida.

For the past four years, Estanislao has sold merchandise such as clothing and uniforms for women, men, and children. She also sells cosmetics such as crèmes, lotions, and other items requested by her customers. Estanislao sells her merchandise as a traveling vendor in her neighborhood and the surrounding areas. She submits orders through Avon product catalogs.

Estanislao has invested several loans to keep her business stable. She is currently requesting her seventh loan from ODEF, which is in the amount of 13,000 HNL. The money will be used to restock her inventory of clothing and cosmetics so that she can increase her earnings. Estanislao will take advantage of the summer season. Her goal is to use the profits from her business to make improvements to her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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