A loan of $575 helped to buy clothing for women, children and men.

Eunice Del Socorro's story

Eunice Castellar is a woman living in the city of Cartagena very near to sports venues. She sells assorted goods in this beautiful place. The business helps meet household expenses. Her family consists of her husband and two children who are 3 and 6 years of age.

Eunice initially learned this occupation from her mother. They would travel to the La Guajira Department to bring merchandise to sell at a very domestic marketplace, that is, among family members and nearby neighbors. Once her mother retired from the business and Eunice had managed to secure a larger market she managed to amass a small bit of capital.

This is her first loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo and she will use it to buy clothes for women, children and men because she has pending orders from customers as well as new customers she’s winning over.

Eunice says that income from the business has provided her with economic independence since she and her husband very much want to provide wellbeing for their family so that when the children grow up they can provide higher education for them. Her goal now is to diversify because her clientele is asking for other items every day like athletic shoes, for example, and she wants to sell them on credit.

Her main challenge is the lack of capital to respond to market demand. This is why she’s asking the Fundación for a loan to be able to buy clothing for women, children and men; this is the reason for her Kiva loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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