A loan of $6,175 helped to buy merchandise wholesale (jeans, blouses, t-shirts, shorts, necklaces, earrings, rings, and more), do some improvements on the space and to buy fixed assets (a display case, a mannequin, shelves, and hooks to hang the clothes).


Liliana's story

Liliana is 24 years old. She is married and the mother of a daughter. After finishing high school, she decided to work as a merchant selling things via catalog. She has been able to generate income to support her husband with the household expenses. In order to improve her income and stabilize their finances, she want to open a clothing and accessories store. She will outfit a space in her house where she lives. She wants to take advantage of the fact that she has good customers who ask for her products. That is what is motivating her to ask for this loan. She will invest it in buying merchandise wholesale (jeans, blouses, t-shirts, shorts, necklaces, earrings, rings and more), in making improvements on the space and in buying fixed assets (a display case, a mannequin, shelves and hooks to hang the clothes). This way, she will be able to start her project, with which she hopes to generate employment opportunities and good income to keep looking out for her family's well being. Liliana dreams of accrediting and fortifying her business, making it profitable and sustainable over time, so that it will offer her the possibility of progressing and offering her daughter an excellent education, improving her family's quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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