A loan of $800 helped to buy clothing and shoes.


Silvia Emilia's story

It is impossible to miss the bright colors of Silvia's clothing and crafts store, where her daily customers are grateful for the good service and variety of products. Silvia is a 59-year-old woman. Despite not having completed a university degree, she sought ways to develop economically. At the age of 15 she learned the art of crafts and she has spent 14 years selling clothing; leisure does not fit in her life. Her primary support is her four children.

She is requesting financing to buy clothing and shoes for both men and women. She is confident that the loan will help her to expand her clientele and obtain higher profits. She aspires to get her own premises, since the place where she sells now is rented. Another of her goals is to purchase an embroidery machine. Her dream is to offer her products in other regions. She is definitely a lively and enterprising woman.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elisa Orr


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