A loan of $1,125 helped purchase women's clothing and foorwear for sale.

Sugey Marina's story

Sugey Marian B. is 34 years old and is a woman who works tirelessly in her business. She sells clothing, footwear, cosmetics and a variety of other goods and with this business she has managed to increase family income and support her two daughters, who are 13 and 15 years old, advance in their personal and educational development.

This is the fourth loan that she receives from the Fundacion Mario Santo Domingo. It is being implemented with Kiva to buy women's clothing and footwear to meet the demand for these products expected due to the sequence of special events to come, such as mother's day, or father's day etc.

Sugey has always been an enterprising woman. When she began her life as a trader in in 2000, she worked in a tobacco store selling liquor in Concordia, a town of Magdalena department. She later moved to Barranquilla where she began her business of selling various goods and to date has not stopped, with large and small achievements daily, including increased working capital through funding support from the Foundation and the strengthening of her autonomy and independence as an independent women in search of better welfare for her daughters.

Her dream is focused on owning her own home, because she now lives with a relative. That is why she is works hard every day to increase the number of her customers and offer the best options in the market. With profitability not less than 21%, she puts all her dynamism to the service of her customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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