A loan of $1,500 helped buy wholesale apparel and with the profits improve the quality of life of her son.


Faye Yobanna's story

Faye is the 33 year-old single mother of a son. She is independent, enterprising, strong, very hardworking, and a fighter. Her line of work is selling clothes. She carries out her business in the area of her city known as 'Plan 3000,' a place that brings together producers from all areas, and is characterized by a year-around warm and humid climate. Faye is of dark complexion with long brown hair fashionably styled. She dresses with a modern style. Every day, early in the morning, she adjusts her cart full of clothing and transports it 10 blocks to get it to the market, where it has its designated place of sale; she opens her post and she arranges all the merchandise so that it is in properly displayed. She stays at her post continuously during the workday from Monday through Sunday. At midday she is accompanied by her young son who arrives after school, and they eat lunch together. It's the family’s recreational time where they discuss all that has happened thus far, then they return to work. She wants to give her son a better quality of life, and she thinks that by expanding her business she can achieve better economic gains. The need to improve her family’s quality of life is driving her to invest in the growth of the business. It is for these reasons that Faye requests a loan for the purchase of wholesale clothing, and with the gains she will improve the quality of life of her son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ignacio Perez de la Cruz



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