A loan of $1,950 helped to buy perfume, clothing and other personal products to sell.

Sugey's story


Sugey, a 33 year old woman, lives with her brothers and stepfather, and is a hardworking and responsible person with set goals. Since the death of her mother, she has been responsible for the education of her younger brother and for supporting her stepfather, who works in the trade day and night and is dedicated to serving the family business, selling fast foods.

She is independent, and her trading business sells perfumes and clothes. She also manages an office for the payment of services and recharging cell phones. Her dream is to keep building her business, expand it and distribute products throughout the Puntarenas region.

She started her business with a loan from the Cross of Love company (who endorses her as an excellent seller), and, after acquiring capital, has maintained the business and diversified her activities after the death of her mother. Her aunt has supported her and has increased her customer base in the area. She is also recommended by one of the members of the Bank Women Growing Together client who is the applicant. The activity has a steady clientele, has weekly recovery with respect to clothing and perfumes, and the daily service charge, which has come to her to contribute more to support the family.

Her experience in the business as an established clientele has refined in its 3 years of work, offers fashion merchandise and one of its suppliers referred to as one of the top sellers. She and her family (brother specifically) seeks ways to diversify and offer other services that will generate income for the family. Even at night she works in her stepfather´s markets and is very common doing business in Puntarenas.

The applicant has very good references, her business allows her to support her family after the death of her mother. Neighbors and relatives recognize her efforts with customer growth perspective and a good record of work and responsibility.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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