A loan of $575 helped to buy products from a catalog.

Edilma's story

Fifty-five year old Edilma is a woman whom life has taught that with courage and effort, it is possible to get ahead. Although her life is not surrounded by luxuries, she feels that her happiness is complete by having her five children by her side.

She has worked her whole life, since her husband's salary is not enough to cover all their household necessities. In order to look after her children and help her husband out with expenses, Edilma started selling catalog products to family members, friends and neighbors, and doing domestic chores in family houses twice a week.

She is currently applying for a loan to buy merchandise with the goal of driving sales and generating greater income. She dreams about being able to focus full-time on selling products, since she considers herself a good vendor.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepa Ramesh

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