A loan of $550 helped to buy clothes at wholesale.


Raquel's story

Raquel, 44 years old, is married to Rodolfo, with whom she has 2 children, 24 and 13; she lives with them in her own house. Raquel makes her living selling women’s, men’s, and children’s clothes, as well as shoes, which she brings by request from another city and then personally sells to her neighbors and relatives, often in cash and also on credit. She has been doing this activity for about 8 years, and she works alone, both buying and selling. This is her sixth loan with Kiva, and she feels grateful to receive financial support that allows her to keep moving forward. Also, she promises to make her payments on time. With the requested amount of 1500 nuevos soles, she will buy clothes of various brands and designs at wholesale.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Philip Hess


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