A loan of $1,575 helped to buy basic items and bulk goods (wool, accessories, perfume, body cream and so on.

Dioselina De Jesús's story

At 58 years of age, Dioselina is a mother to two children and head of the household. Throughout her working life, she has worked as a nurse in different clinics and hospitals in the city but due to an accident she had, she was left with irreparable injuries which left her with physical problems, hence why she makes her living making and selling scarves which she made, as well as selling catalog products with which to generate enough financial resources to support her family's needs. She benefits from the advantage of managing her own time, which allows her to have more independence to care for her children while carrying out her work.

Dioselina wants to invest the loan in the purchase of basic goods and bulk goods (wool, accessories, perfume, body cream and so on); this way she will be able to stock up for the end-of-year season in which demand for her products increases, generating a higher level of profits that will help her improve her quality of life.

Dioselina says that her main aim is to set up her business in a commercial store, located in an area that is highly frequented to improve her sales and the income that she makes; with these sales, she will be able to continue financially supporting her children and enjoy a good level of health with them.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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