A loan of $700 helped to buy clothes, cosmetics, shoes, etc.

Juana Bautista's story

Juana Bautista, 50, is single living in Chinandega in the western part of the country. She works selling general merchandise like new clothes, cosmetics and shoes. She sells them from place to place and at various workplaces on payday. She sells on credit and for cash. She does not sell from home because she works based on prior, sure orders that she delivers in two or three day at the most and collects payments every week or every two weeks.

Juana has been in business 19 years and it’s helped her to get ahead. She’s a responsible, honest, hardworking woman who very much wants to improve. She’s been working in this business since a very young age as a way of earning a living and cover household expenses with dignity.

One of her dreams is to improve her home and increase her business because demand has increased. She’s asking for the loan to buy working capital: more clothes in newer styles and colors that she has orders for because of the higher demand. This will help her increase her income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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