A loan of $750 helped purchase merchandise.


Gregoria's story

Gregoria is an honest person, cheerful and very hardworking. She started her business to help her husband, who she she lived with at the time, with household expenses. Their 2 daughters were studying and they wanted to help them finish their university degrees. In March of 2002 she started on her own initiative to sell perfume, but it did not work out well with several clients. For that reason she decided it would be better to sell clothes and shoes to her friends and neighbors and that has gone well. Since then her business has grown little by little, and her last loan from KIVA helped a great deal, making it possible for her to buy merchandise.


Gregoria needs to borrow $750 which she will repay in 6 months. Again, she will invest in seasonal clothes and shoes which will allow her to have a better selection for the coming end-of-year season. In this way she will be able to satisfy her customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melissa Hays


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