A loan of $1,075 helped to buy merchandise such as perfumes, lipsticks, powders, deodorants and ladies' accessories.


Dina Luz's story

Dina Luz B. is 40 years old and runs a business selling creams, cosmetics and perfumes. She fills orders that her customers make with her and offers her goods on credit, though some people pay cash.

This Kiva loan will be Dina's third with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will use it to increase her working capital a little more. With this loan, Dina will be able to respond to orders for merchandise such as perfumes, lipsticks, powder, deodorants and ladies' accessories. She will also be able to take advantage of promotional offers from a specialized catalog where she shows the merchandise that she is selling. Her investment will be successful because it will increase her possibilities for negotiating good prices with her customers and allow her to respond to their requests in a timely manner.

Since her advisor offered her a Kiva loan, Dina has been grateful for the loans from all the organizations and people who support her. She asks these people to continue offering more possibilities to people like herself, who are looking for the hand of a friend who believes in them, so that they are able to get ahead in life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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