A loan of $675 helped to buy clothes and beauty products.


Darlen's story

Darlen has been selling beauty products and clothes for the past 18 years. Everything started when her friend pushed her to affiliate herself with catalog retail. Darlen worked at a school cafeteria, and her friend urged her to show the teachers the products and earn money selling on credit. Today, her business continues, although she took a break after her child was in an accident, which was a great life challenge because she had to spend the capital of her business and start over. Even then, with effort, she sells on credit, working from 3 in the afternoon until 7 at night. She buys directly from stores in the city using specialized product guides and sells to a large customer base, including neighbors from the town where she lives, family members, and referrals. Her goal is to expand her business and to have a well-stocked store in order to earn more and to give a good education to her last child, who is 10 years old. She is currently requesting a Credikiva, which she will use to buy clothes and beauty products listed in her catalogs at good prices. She wishes to increase her sales, taking full advantage of her loan in order to continue improving her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gabriela Lievano



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