A loan of $1,125 helped to buy thongs (flip flops), notebooks, sweaters, shirts, threads, buttons, deodorants and jeans to sell.


Nelsy Sofia's story

Nelsy Sofia M. S. is married and has two children aged 12 and 15. She started her business selling merchandise as she needed to make an income for her family so that she could support her husband in running their household. Above all, she wanted to be able to look after her family, work independently and be her own boss.

This is Nelsy's second loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. By working with the organization, she has managed to increase her working capital and gradually increase her profits. She will use her Kiva loan to buy thongs (flip flops), notebooks, sweaters, shirts, threads, buttons, deodorants and jeans to sell. Her dream is to own another sales location in a shopping mall where she will be able to expand more easily. Her main challenge is being able to buy what people need and are requesting because she has very little capital in relation to the increase in her number of customers. In the meantime, she continues to experience a rapid turnover of stock, make profits, re-invest them and cover her family expenses.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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