A loan of $1,225 helped to buy ladies' clothing and cosmetics.


Johanna's story

Johanna is a new client. She is 38 years old and is married with 3 children. At present she doesn't live with her husband since they separated several years ago and she now lives with a partner. She is modest and hard-working and has a good business mind. She earns a living as a street vendor, selling ladies' clothes, cosmetics and handbags. She began this work with the aim of improving her situation in life and being able to bring home some of her earnings, supporting her 2 children who are studying at secondary school. She has always dedicated herself to her family and she goes out to sell or to collect money for her goods without neglecting them. Her partner supports her in the decisions she makes. She is asking for a loan for the first time to build up her business. She has a family member living abroad who is going to bring her clothing so she can grow her business and fulfil one of her goals which is to support her children's education 100%.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally



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