A loan of $2,000 helped to purchase sandals to strengthen her inventory.


Yamileth's story

Yamileth Commerce Puntarenas The client is a Nicaraguan woman, with secretarial and accounting studies, who since her teens, and because of a family inheritance, has made a living from trading. Seventeen years ago she arrived in Costa Rica searching for her dream: to own a business. Today that dream is called Mercado Paisa, a legally established business that employs and supports two more families; and that generates sales that have allowed it to be a reference market for the people of Punta Arenas,in the Central Pacific of Costa Rica, to buy clothing, shoes, and others. She’s a businesswoman with great vision. She started with a loan of $200; today her business is many times larger and it offers a great variety of merchandise at good prices, with good references from her providers. It is necessary to invest in sandal inventory. The establishment opens daily and has 11 years of seniority in the same spot. It offers clothing for men, women, and children; shoes; special occasion gifts, at an excellent price. The business is located in the commercial street in the City of Puntarenas, where she lives with her partner. The good location, reputation, good reference, legally constituted, are characteristics that provide security towards grating this loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Luisa Islas



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