A loan of $550 helped fabric, thread, buttons, lace trim, interfacing and clasps.

Dellys's story

Delly M., 53, has had the challenge of working persistently in order to offer a better future for her 5 children, who range in age from 14 to 30. 20 years ago, starting with her old machine, she moved into the apparel business with women's and children's lines. At first she was doing this on commission, i.e. customers bring their fabrics and supplies and show the designs they want, which she then interprets; then Delly takes the body measurements and makes the dress. This she says was learning by doing, but today she is a little more comfortable because she has managed to have all the raw materials and supplies purchased herself, to produce clothes in different sizes and sell them.

This is her second financing with Mario Santo Domingo Foundation, and she is very pleased with the injection of working capital. She now has extra money to keep buying fabric and supplies and making clothes, to increase her sales and profitability. This will greatly help improve their housing conditions, which is only one of her dreams. "Finishing construction of her house and also seeing her children build their career", this is the main reason for her daily inspiration to provide an offering that truly retains her profitable customers and increases the number of them. She knows that ultimately this purpose will be reflected in profits and in her welfare and personal growth.

Delly is well known in the neighborhood of Villa del Carmen in the municipality of Soledad and the surrounding area for good fashion, and as usual wants to dress her customers very smartly in this new year period that is full of family parties. She is requesting Credikiva so that she can buy fabric, thread, buttons, lace trim, interfacing and clasps. With this investment, she will increase sales volume by 35%, so this is why she is waiting to receive this credit money.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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