Total loan: $375

Durleys Paola

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Polo Nuevo/Departamento del Atlántico, Atlantico, Colombia / Retail

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A loan helped to invest in sound equipment, televisions and clothes.

Durleys Paola's story

Durleys is a resident of Polonuevo, a town in southern Atlántico, where she started her business when she was very young, when she was 18 years old. She started with capital from her savings and with the help of a friend started to run her business in 2013. In her business, she sells televisions, sound equipment, and clothing to her main customers, who are her neighbors and friends and to whom she offers payment plans. This enterprising young woman has had to deal with challenges in her business. The biggest one is not having enough capital to grow. She makes her purchases downtown and pays her suppliers upfront. Right now she is applying for a Kiva loan, the first loan she has taken out with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With it, she will invest in sound equipment and televisions. Since the Christmas season is coming and her customers require these products, it is feasible to have products in stock that will driver her customers to purchase. Her goal is to improve her quality of life and improve her sales. That is why she works consistently in order to achieve her dreams of prosperity.