A loan of $975 helped to buy tennis shoes, shoes, and sandals.

Isabel's story

Isabel, 61 years old, is married to Asunción. She has 4 children who are already grown. She lives with her husband, 2 children, and a grandchild in her own house, which she managed to build with the support of her partner. Isabel sells women's, men's, and children's shoes of various brands and styles that are in fashion. She carries them according to the taste and orders of her public. Fortunately, she is well-received by her customers and has not had problems collecting money, since her customers are basically people who work in private institutions, and she easily recognizes those who demonstrate responsibility. All of the products she sells are recognized worldwide as quality brands, and this allows her to obtain good earnings on each sale. She has been doing this work for almost 5 years. She works alone and very happily. She feels happy because it has brought her a lot of satisfaction, and she wants to continue working and to improve her business, establishing a store in her own house bit by bit. This is her 5th loan with Kiva, so she thanks those who make her loan possible so that she can continue with her goals. On the other hand, she promises to be punctual with her loan repayments.

With the amount requested of 2500 nuevos soles, she will buy men's and women's shoes such as tennis shoes, shoes, and sandals in order to continue selling to her demanding public.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat

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