A loan of $1,075 helped to buy merchandise (clothes, small electrical appliances and toys) in bulk.

Karen's story

Karen is 25 years old and an enterprising woman. She is a mother to a seven month old baby, and she is an independent businesswoman. After her separation from her ex-husband, she faced a long period of financial problems. However, she was able to overcome the situation and, today, she makes a living working for a business and also selling merchandise independently - she sells clothes and accessories, small electrical appliances, school materials, toys, and more. With this work, Karen is able to cover household costs and look after her young daughter. With care, with a strong will, and perseverance, Karen has been able to achieve her self-imposed goals. She is now applying for a loan in order to buy merchandise (clothes, small electrical appliances and toys) in bulk so that she can stock up for the fast-approaching Christmas season, when her sales and income usually increase. With this stock, Karen will be able to satisfy her customers' needs and tastes and continue to work. Karen wants to keep progressing in both her job and with her business. She is putting in the effort to save up in order to achieve her dream of owning her own house. With a house, Karen can offer her baby more financial stability and can enjoy a higher quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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