A loan of $225 helped to buy products like perfume, clothing for children, women, men, etc.

Zarela's story

Zarela is 60 years old. She is a fighter, happy and persevering. She is a single mother who lives in her own home with her 17 year old son. She wants to give him a good education and good quality of living. Zarela sells goods from catalogs like clothing, perfume, electrical appliances. She does this work from her home where she has a small store where she displays her merchandise to friends, neighbors and family members. She has been doing this for more than 5 years and she works by herself.

When she started doing this she had no economic support with which to raise her son so she decided to start her own business. What she likes about the work is that it leaves her time to care for the house and at the same time make some money. She has customers who she wants to keep as they are very good at paying. She hopes to keep them and later buy a display window to display her products.

At this time Zarela is requesting a loan of 600 PEN. With that amount she will purchase new products like perfume, clothing for children, women and men. She is happy with the group she is in and hopes to continue in it.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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