A loan of $400 helped to buy two dozen pairs of women's trousers, two dozen blouses, eight dozen pairs of ladies' underpants in different styles, two dozen pairs of men's trousers, three dozen t-shirts, a dozen men's dress shirts and men's underwear.


Roxana Beatríz's story

Roxana is 20 years old and has a 10-month-old baby girl. She has been selling clothing for one year. Before she met her husband, Roxana was studying but she got pregnant and had to leave school. Her mother-in-law encouraged her to set up a small general store so that she could make income to contribute towards the household expenses. She currently also has a small grocery store. Roxana feels very satisfied as she has her own business and doesn't have to neglect her daughter. She gets up at 4.30am to do her housework and then works in her business. She buys her merchandise in two large cities. The journey she makes, by bus, is one and a half hours long. Before she can catch the bus, she has a ten minute walk.

The loan that Roxana is requesting from Fundación Campo will be used to buy two dozen pairs of women's trousers, two dozen blouses, eight dozen pairs of women's underpants in different styles, two dozen pairs of men's trousers, three dozen t-shirts, one dozen men's dress shirts and men's underwear. This will allow her to increase the range of merchandise she offers her customers and the amount she has available. She hopes to increase her sales and income so that she can save up and pay back her loan. Roxana's dream is to graduate from university as a teacher (she is currently studying on Saturdays). She would also like to buy a plot of land on which to build a house as she is currently living with her mother-in-law.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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