A loan of $1,125 helps to invest in the purchase of fabric, synthetic material, buttons, thread, elastic, etc. for her sewing business.


Damaris Del Transito's story

Damaris Del Transito is 58 years old. She lives with her husband and children in the town of Juan de Acosta.

She started her business with the help of her mother, who at a very young age enrolled Damaris in a sewing class. There, she perfected her craft. Damaris works making clothes, such as sweaters, blouses, and pants, among other items. This micro entrepreneur combined her intellect and business ingenuity with her mother's business, and began to work with her in her shop.

Damaris received a loan and struck out on her own. She bought a machine and started her own business. Over time her profits increased, and she bought other machines.

Due to the restrictions caused by the pandemic, Damaris saw her sales affected and had to use her savings to contribute to the household expenses. She is currently seeking a loan to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and boost her business.

She joined the "Atlántico Responde" program, led by the Atlántico government, to seek a Kiva loan through the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. This is her first loan through the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, which she will invest in the purchase of fabric, synthetic material, buttons, thread, elastic, etc. Damaris hopes that her business will strengthen as well as her work capital, thereby increasing her sales. Support her. She will be a success with her new business idea.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller.


This loan is special because:

It provides borrowers in micro businesses with affordable loans.

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*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.