A loan of $1,125 helped to buy merchandise, shirts, athletic shorts, and pants for men.


Marilyn's story

Marilyn San Ramón

Marilyn is a young mother. She has a three-year-old son and has been married for two years. After completing the ninth grade she worked as a domestic helper for a family. She entered the clothing business with the end of her job a year ago and at the same time she is finishing her studies, which she considers a priority. She has good business references and wishes to strengthen her business with the goal of continuing her studies, helping the family economy, and improving life conditions. They have their own house that her husband is paying.

Among the products that she sells, she specializes in clothing for men, athletic shorts, shirts, t-shirts, and pants. The business has grown and requires strengthening her working capital due to the growth of the requests and to take advantage of business opportunities.

She has a brand product and a portfolio of customers greater than 40 people in the zone of San Ramón de Alajuela. Her monthly income allows her to cover the loan fees and the main objective is to grow and expand her assets. She does not have other debts and wishes to expand her range of action with the help of her husband in the business where he works.

She presents a quality product and works with a distributor with a good margin of earnings. Her clientele is growing and requires increasing her working capital to attend to the colleagues of her husband and other customers in other zones near her house. She gets around by motorcycle and has good control of her income and expenses. Her mother helps her take care of her son and on the weekends her husband helps her with the business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Potter



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