A loan of $600 helped to buy shoes in assorted styles and sizes.


Isabel's story

Isabel, 37, is married to Richard who is employed and is the father of their three children who are 17, 16 and 14 years of age respectively. She lives in company of her spouse and children in her own house. The activity Isabel carries out is selling women’s and men’s shoes. To do so, she makes trips periodically every month to another city where she makes her purchases seeking the best prices and styles to then sell them personally among her acquaintances. She’s been doing this business alone for about six years always looking for new customers to sell her wares to.

She likes her business because it generates income needed to cover her household expenses and to pay for her daughter’s education. In this way, she can help out her spouse so that they can support the family together.

She used to have economic problems because her spouse’s income was insufficient to cover all the family expenses. She now wants to expand the business to make it grow by opening a home-based clothing store.

This is Kiva loan #5 and she’s very happy to know that she has financial support that will guarantee her being able to stay in business working with peace of mind. She will use the requested 1,500 new soles to buy shoes in various styles and sizes seeking the lowest prices so her profits will be higher.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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