A loan of $600 helped purchase clothes and shoes for women as well as for men and to purchase hair dye, lotions, beauty products, etc.


Patricia Del Carmen's story

A variety of products, flashy colors, and attention to detail is what you notice upon entering Patricia's small store. Day after day, Patricia takes great pains to provide excellent service to bring in more customers. She is 31 years old, married, and has two children. Eleven years ago, she started this business with the goal of improving her family's quality of life. The main thing for her is her children's health and education. Her husband is a handy man and together, they have overcome a variety of obstacles.

She is requesting this loan to increase her working capital. She needs to buy clothes and shoes for women as well as men. She also needs to purchase hair dyes, lotions, beauty products, etc. Patricia is putting her trust in this loan, as she will increase her inventory at the same time as growing her clientele. This will allow her to achieve economic stability. She is an enterprising and hardworking woman. Her dream is to improve her living conditions and open a larger store in order to continue growing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Olivia Shirley


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