A loan of $1,550 helps to invest in purses, clothes, paper goods and miscellaneous items.


Manira's story

Manira lives in Cartagena de Indias. She has a store in her home where she carries a wide variety of products: paper goods in general, clothes, shoes, jewelry and accessories, among other things. Although she has been a merchant her whole life, her husband supported her, allowing her to carry out her business with less effort. After her husband died she had to take over the reins in her home and continue with the projects they had been working on together. Since then she has organized her business better. She now works twelve hours a day to guarantee the income she needs for her sustenance.

She currently needs a new injection of capital to improve the inventory of her store and increase her sales. For that reason she is seeking her first Kiva loan through the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation to invest in purses, clothes, paper goods and miscellaneous items. Manira hopes in the future to move the business from her home. It's currently in one of her rooms. Help her with this loan. It will be a great help to her business!

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller


This loan is special because:

It helps train entrepreneurs to start their own business.

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
Kiva staff



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