A loan of $1,650 helped to buy materials and supplies such as: fabrics, collars, interfacing, embroidered badges and zippers.


Adelaida Del Carmen's story

Adelaida is a 61-year old woman who lives in the company of her partner in the neighborhood of Cartagena de Indias. She has worked in a dressmaking shop for 25 years and learned the job from her grandmother and mother. Despite being elderly, Adelaida is very lively and energetic. She is also on the lookout for style trends to be able to satisfy her customers.

Now she needs an injection of money to make uniformes and other orders. For that reason, she is applying for a Credikiva, the first funding that she has made through the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation to buy materials and supplies such as: fabrics, collars, interfacing, embroidered badges and zippers. Her goal is to have a big store where she can create employment and recruit dressmaking personnel.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mara Nagaki.


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It helps train entrepreneurs to start their own business.



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