A loan of $775 helped to buy school uniforms.


Luisa's story

Luisa, 49, is happy and married. She lives with her husband Gerardo and 3 of their 8 children, whom they educate and care for, in the house they bought eight years ago. Luisa sells clothing. Though she started out as a street vendor, she managed to raise the capital she needed to set up a space at the local Sunday fair. There she sells everything, as it is the only day the residents of nearby areas can shop.

She wants to buy school uniforms to take advantage of the season and sell all the clothing she can. This is her first loan cycle with Kiva, and she is thankful to have funding that will help her grow her business. Luisa will use the S/. 2000 soles to buy school uniforms to sell to her customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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