A loan of $1,075 helped photocopier.

Magdionis Del C's story

Magdionis Q. is a businesswoman with an unequalled tenderness, which allows her to sell a variety of items, such as cosmetics, glasses, purses, and tableware. She also offers photocopy services.

She lives in a popular and happy neighborhood filled with lovely people with great dreams. She is married and has four children, ranging in ages from 26 to 35.

Magdionis knows a lot about running a business. She began learning when she was 14 years old and came from the Bolívar department to Barranquilla because of the limited opportunities she had in her native village. She began working as a packager in a bakery and she worked to study. She gradually began taking dressmaking classes, and eventually began doing this work on her own in order to cover her expenses. Later she began helping to support the household, once she got married, in order to move her children ahead.

Her husband has always provided emotional support for her. He works for another company and he happily helps her achieve her goal of moving the business forward. Her children also support her. They are students who aim to obtain professional careers.

She has had seven loans through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo and is applying for her eighth. She want to buy a multifunction copier so that she can improve her photo copy services, which attracts more people each day.

Magdionis Q., thorough her business and with the help of financing through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, has realized many dreams throughout her lifetime. For example, she and her family have managed to pay for their house. This is why they have a home of their own. She has also seen her business grow with each loan.

Now her dream is for her children to have homes of their own and to expand her business more each day, in order to be able to attend to all her customers’ needs, while at the same time, watching all her goals be realized.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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