A loan of $1,500 helped to remodel her business space to improve it's appearance and buy some basic equipment and material for her photograph service.

Reina De La Paz's story

Reina at 38 is a hard-working woman who desires to get ahead. She owns a photo studio. Being a divorcee does not feel like an obstacle to her in raising her children. One is 15 and is in Secondary school and the other is 9 years old and is in Grade 3. She graduated from Secondary school. She learned about the photography business in her many years working in a photo studio in the city. Then she opened her own studio to work for herself.

Reina has more than 14 years in the photography industry. Her work has allowed her to understand in depth how to manage a business of this type, know the suppliers, and how to pay attention to her clients. Motivated by the profitability of this business and with the help of a loan she she managed to open her own business and become a entrepreneur. She has the help of her sister and her older brother and her eldest son who help in their spare time or when there is a lot of demand.

The loan will be used to remodel the shop. She states that there needs to be some changes and some improvements made to the shop's appearance and also buy some basic equipment and materials to improve her photographic services. The main objective is to improve the appearance of the shop to attract more clients, increase her revenues and improve the living conditions for her family. She wants to also help her children's academic and professional development. She also wants her business to become more competitive and profitable every day, and be properly equipped to offer the best photographic services to her customers. With the assistance of Fundación Campo she hopes to make this dream a reality.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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