A loan of $400 helped to buy wholesale clothing.

Leandra's story

Leandra, 41, lives in a rented house with her husband and daughter. She makes a living selling clothing as a street vendor, as she does not have a fixed business place. She has been in this business for four years, and it all began with the idea of generating an income to improve her quality of life. The financial factor has always been the main problem for Leandra and her family, because it was difficult for her to find a fixed job. Therefore, she decided to sell and make clothing.

At the beginning, things were difficult because she did not have many clients and her sales were low. However, thanks to the effort and charisma that she puts into her business, she was able to get ahead and make herself known in the commercial sphere. In the future, she would like to buy a store to attend to her clients comfortably.

This is her first loan with Kiva, and she is very grateful for the financial support and the opportunity for economic growth. With the amount of 1,000 Peruvian soles, she will buy wholesale clothing for children, teenagers and adults to offer in her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz

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