A loan of $1,050 helped to buy merchandise in bulk (men's jeans, shirts and pants).

Flor Rocío's story

Flor is 35 years old and is the single mother of two children. She lives with her parents and works independently to generate income on her own in order to support her children. She assumes all of the economic responsibility for her family since the father of her children abandoned them. Her father has a business in which he sells jackets and Ecuadorian blankets; they are from Ecuador but they have been living in Colombia for 40 years. He gave her a small space within his shop so that she could start selling men's clothing, an activity that she alternates in the afternoon with selling fast food. She does all of this with the goal of generating the resources necessary to give her children daily sustenance and the opportunity to receive an education.

Flor is a vigorous, persistant and very hard-working woman who works non-stop so that her children will want for nothing. This is the reason why she is applying for a loan: she will invest it in the purchase of merchandise in bulk (men's jeans, shirts, pants) and thus have more variety to offer and satisfy diverse tastes in clothing. This will be reflected in the increase of sales and profit.

Flor dreams of seeing her business grow strong, stable, and well-recognized in the area, which over time will change her family's living conditions and she will be able to enjoy her children, the fruit of her hard work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Maddox

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