A loan of $1,125 helped to purchase clothing for ladies', gentlemen, and children.


Amira Maria's story

Amira Maria A. is 33 years old and she is a very enterprising woman. She lives in the district of La Paz in the city of Barranquilla. She lives together with her husband and their 3-year old little boy. She once worked as a health administrator but she found herself unemployed. She then decided to pursue her dream and to become independent. She managed to have a source of income for herself. She is well known by many people, a benefit from her previous job. She decided to purchase a variety of merchandise and as a trial run she purchased the items the clientele requested. These were her first clients and the first merchandise sold was Murano crystals and silver. Gradually Amira started to expand her client base. Her husband is a teacher and he refers his colleague and acquaintances to the business. They complete their sales on credit. This is the third loan she accesses through Fundacion Mario Santo Domingo. With her previous loans she has managed to add variety to her products and she now sells anything from TV remote controls to gold and silver jewelry and clothing for ladies, men and children, etc.

She will use her loan to purchase clothing for ladies, men, and kids to have a well stocked store in preparation for the holiday season at year's end. Her dream is to have a jewelry store to set her business apart from the others. But she needs substantial working capital. In the mean time she is driven to sell all kinds of products to her clientele. She is supported by the love of her husband and their son.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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