A loan of $2,600 helped to buy merchandise (blouses, jeans, underwear, kitchen utensils, and more) in bulk.


Sandra Milena's story

Sandra is 33 years old, married, and a mother to two children. She was unemployed for a number of months and, because of this, her family had financial problems, with Sandra's husband's salary not being enough to cover household costs. Sandra therefore decided to start her own business: a bargain store, where she sells clothes, kitchen utensils, items for the home, and more. She started this business a few days ago and it has provided her with a sufficient income to be able to help to stabilise the family's finances. Sandra's perseverance, drive, and her constant efforts have helped Sandra to get ahead. She is now applying for a loan in order to buy merchandise (blouses, jeans, underwear, kitchen utensils, and more) in bulk. With these products she will be able to increase the variety of products she offers and can satisfy her customers' needs. She will be able to increase her sales and her profits. With these profits, Sandra tells us that she would like to improve her business and make it a profitable source of income which helps her to improve her living conditions and give her children a good upbringing and better well-being. Moreover, Sandra dream of opening other stores in the future, in order to provide jobs to people who need it.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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