A loan of $650 helped to purchase shirts, pants, clothing for boys and girls, sports outfits etc.

Filomena's story

Filomena is 37 years old and she completed grade 11. She is a single mother and she has a son aged 10 years. They live at Av. Circunvalacion No. 152 in the district of Ilave in the province of El Collao in Puno. She is a member of the community bank "La Ilavenita" in Ilave.

She started otu with a loan in the amount of S/.300, with which she increased her working capital and purchase more merchandise. At the aged of 15 years she started selling clothing in the markets. She couldn't keep going to school because at the age of 18 y ears she had her son and this gave her the push to work even harder. Currently she keeps the same business, having a clothign store in Jr. Jose Galvez. She had to work alone because she did not receive any support from her son's father.

With this loan, amounting to S/.2000, which will be repaid in a term of 3 months, she will purchase more merchandise, including shirts, slacks, and clothing for boys and girls, sports outfits, etc..

Her greatest dream is to see her business expand and to have two or more clothing stores.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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