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Total loan: $950

Marlene

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Baranoa-Atlàntico, Atlantico, Colombia / Services

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A loan helped to buy fluid-repellent fabric, surgical fabric, interfacing, buttons, zippers, fasteners, needles, etc.


Marlene's story

Marlene is a 61-year-old micro-entrepreneur. She is a widow who lives in the city of Barranquilla. This entrepreneur started her clothing business to earn income to cover her household expenses.

She offers her sewing services and makes various kinds of clothes, such as unisex clothing, children's clothing, cocktail dresses, casual wear, and school uniforms. She also offers alterations services.

Her business has been very successful, and now she needs to improve and expand her stock of raw materials. This is why she is applying for a Kiva loan, her first through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to invest in the purchase of fluid-repellent fabric, surgical fabric, interfacing, buttons, zippers, fasteners, needles, etc.

Because of the pandemic, she had to reinvent herself, and she began to make cloth masks because her customers would ask for them. With the economic reopening, demand for her products is growing, along with her income. Marlene needs an injection of capital to strengthen her business, increase her profits, and improve her family's quality of life. Support her in this loan for her business.