A loan of $400 helped supplies.

Yadira Isabel's story

Yadira García makes leather goods, a trade she learned when her husband worked in a shop that was constantly closing down. She used to work from her home and her husband distributed the products to the major shopping centers in Barranquilla. They also sold retail outside; that is Yadira would manufacture the goods and her husband would sell them. This experience lead to what she does exclusively today, making beautiful and colorful purses, wallets, and very modern synthetic accessories. Yadira is very dedicated to her work and in touch with the current fashion, so that she can create or copy the designs that her customers like best and are most profitable.

This will be her second loan through “Fundación Mario Santo Domingo.” The first loan allowed her to increase her production and subsequently created a need for working capital that she had not counted on. Now she is asking for a Kiva loan to buy supplies, such as leather, glue, slide fasteners, straps, carabineers, white glue, eyelets, and cardboard. She want to create a new collection so that she can take advantage of the approaching day of “Love and Friendship,” and also to prepare for the holiday season, when demand for her products goes up and her sales increase.

Her goal is to prosper in her business, through expansion, and above all position herself in the market so that her family can get ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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