A loan helped to buy ingredients such as chicken, meat, rice at a wholesale discount, vegetables, and a metal display table.


Maria Cristina's story

Maria Cristina, 52, lives in Suan municipality, Atlántico department, with her husband and daughters. This micro-entrepreneur learned how to cook and when she was very small helped her mother prepare traditional dishes typical of the region.

She began her business selling cakes to locals in her neighborhood, and now she has established a solid customer base for home delivery. This business has generated good profits and helped Maria Cristina support her family.

All of the love, dedication, care and effort she puts into her cakes is reflected in the flavor and quality of her products, and that's why she has so many loyal customers. As a secondary business, Maria sells clothing through a catalog.

Because of the pandemic, her sales and earnings were negatively effected. She is trying to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 and is now applying for a Kiva loan, her first through the Santo Domingo Foundation, to use to buy ingredients such as chicken, meat, rice at a wholesale discount, vegetables, and a metal display table. This entrepreneur wants to provide her family with a higher standard of living, so she performs her work with dedication and love. Support her loan, it will be a success.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Stockwell.


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