Total loan: $175

William Elías

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Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia / Retail

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A loan helped to invest in purchasing suitcases, handbags, briefcases, belts, footwear, purses, backpacks.

William Elías's story

William Elías is 51 years old, married, and lives with his family in the city of Barranquilla. He has more than 15 years of experience in the leather goods sector.

This small business owner started his business selling leather products to generate income and help his household finances. William has worked hard to reach his goals. He initially sold fruits and pots and pans, then he found himself selling backpacks, suitcases, belts, and so on. The business has provided him with excellent earnings and profits.

His main customers are neighbors, friends, relatives, and passers-by, to whom he offers high-quality products. He has an excellent customer base thanks to his extensive experience. He is currently applying for a Kiva loan, the first financing that he is getting through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to be able to invest in buying suitcases, handbags, briefcases, belts, footwear, purses, and backpacks.

William was affected by the restrictions due to the pandemic and his sales went down. But with the reopening of his business activities, his sales have improved. In addition, his business plan of selling through social media helped a lot, which has given him a new vision of using this tool as an option for keeping his business.

This entrepreneur needs a capital injection to strengthen his business plan and get better profitability that improves his quality of life. Support him in his loan; he will be a success.