A loan of $1,050 helped to invest in stocking wholesale products (sunglasses, cosmetics, toys, personal hygiene products, and more).


Estela's story

Estela, 44, has been affected by unemployment in the city so she decided to start her own business with her mother. One week ago, she opened a small shop with a variety of products. She works by herself every day from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The idea came from the need to earn income to support her household and watch over her family's well-being. Her family consists of her husband and their only son.

Estela has an enterprising spirit. Her efforts and her desire to move forward motivated her to request this loan. She wants to invest in stocking wholesale products (sunglasses, cosmetics, toys, personal hygiene products, and more) to have a greater variety of products available to satisfy her customers' needs. This will allow her to increase sales and also the income she receives for her work.

Estela wants to make her business a successful source of income so she can continue to provide sufficient economic resources to give her son an excellent education and to support her husband with household expenses. She also hopes to enjoy a better quality of life along with those she loves.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske



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