A loan of $500 helped downpayment for a site to open up a store.

Isabel's story

For eight years, Isabel was dedicated to selling beauty products. The business never went poorly for her, but when she began to sell for Christmas time last year, she decided to change businesses. This is how, since the start of this year, she began to sell in ambulatory manner various products according to the season. She has plans to grow in her business, which is why she is presently acquiring the funds for a site to open her business.

On the other side, she also dedicates a great part of her time to managing the popular canteen in her area. For twenty years, along with some friends, she has maintained the canteen in functioning order, and she was also the founder of it.

Her husband works in the industrial bank but the change in government caused these banks to close and now he works as a mason.

Between the two of them they work to maintain their home and raise their two young children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jay Osborne

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