A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase clothing and shoes for ladies, gentlement, and children.

Maria Eugenia's story

Maria Mendez B. made her dream a reality 10 years ago when she started her own business selling merchandise directly or through specialized catalogues. Her friend encouraged her and she learned from her experience to set up her own business. She has accessed three past loans through Fundacion Mario Santo Domingo to have a working capital fund. She was able to meet her clients' demands in a personalized way, in that she provided the clients with the specific merchandise they required, all along keeping a close eye on the time it took to fill the orders. This is her fourth loan and with it she will purchase ladies' clothing and shoes, as well as clothing for men and children. She has had orders placed for the end of year celebrations. During the holidays families go out to parties to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Her client base is strengthened by her husband. He is a well known comedian and he performs at social events, presentations, and shows where he gets to meet lots of people. He then refers potential clients to Maria.

Maria Eugenia's business has empowered her independence, her personal development, and she now enjoys and income that is invested in the social development and financial stability of her family, especially to her kids. She envisions them with a successful career and future.

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