A loan of $2,600 helped to buy stock wholesale (clothing, toys, accessories, diapers).

Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth, 31, is a single mother with a 6-year-old daughter. She spent several months held captive by an illegal organization. When she regained her freedom, she saw the need to look for options that would allow her to advance on her own, because it was difficult for her to find work opportunities. This is why eight months ago she started her own business, a store where she sells things for babies, like toys, clothing, bottles, and other accessories. The establishment is located in a very commercial area and thanks to the route, it is well-recognized. She has the support of her mother and the income from her sales goes to meet her family's basic needs. Elizabeth has had to overcome many obstacles and difficult situations, like the winter season and the public safety problems that sometimes surface. It directly affects her sales and on a personal level, she still has to struggle with trauma as a consequence of the kidnapping. However, little by little, she has been able to recover and move forward. Currently, she is asking for a loan as support, to invest in the purchase of wholesale merchandise (clothing, toys, accessories, diapers) with interest in starting to stock up and increase her inventory for the upcoming Christmas season. Now costs are lower and she can buy more products, which will be reflected in the increase of her sales, and ultimately, her income. This way, she will be able to give her daughter greater comfort. She also hopes to achieve her dream of expanding her business, strengthening it so that it if profitable and sustainable over time, because she hopes to pass it to her daughter as a family tradition, with which they can improve their quality of life and enjoy it as a family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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