A loan of $1,125 helped to buy hammocks, bags, bedroom sets, dining room sets, and leather chairs which she has already ordered.

Sugeivis's story

Sugeivis is a young woman that lives in San Jacinto, a population predominantly of hammock and backpack craftsmen, but there are also woodwork activities and a smaller number of shopkeepers. There Sugeivis has her own business called Furniture and Handicrafts of San Jacinto, for the past two years since she switched from her job as an electric household appliances shopkeeper to do the work she does today. She brings from Sampues, a municipality of the department of Sucre, rocking chairs and furniture sets for the living room and bedroom, and sells them in San Jacinto and in Valledupar. In the latter she also sells the famous handicrafts of her native San Jacinto to meet the requests of her clients that are teachers and independent workers.

Sugeivis is very happy with her business and depends economically on it, in addition to having to care for her grandmother and a sister. With her Kiva credit, she will buy hammocks, bags, bedroom sets, dining room sets, and leather chairs that she has already ordered. Her main goal is to prosper with her business, increase her sales, and through this to receive more recognition in the community. Also, she wants to help her sister continue studying. Among her challenges, she says that sometimes she has customers that are difficult to collect from, that react in an aggressive matter, but she has finally figured out how to handle each situation and in the future this experience will help her make better selections. She wants to progress and be very successful despite all the adversities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Fischetti

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