A loan of $1,125 helped to buy objects for the home, clothes and shoes.


Judith Maria's story

Judith is 48 years old. She has a variety store business where she sells sheets, towels, women’s clothes and articles for special occasions. She began this business by selling shoes, after receiving a loan from the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. After this she started selling other products such as articles for the home, clothes for all occasions, perfumes, bags, sheets, etc. Her dream is to buy an apartment and rent it out. In this way she will increase her income. She would like to grow her business in order to have more income as she is the head of the household and is totally dependent on her business for survival. Judith needs to develop other forms of income in order to insure the well being of her family. With her nineteenth loan from the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation and her first loan from KIVA, she will buy products requested by her customers for the season, which begins with Mother’s Day in May. She will buy things for the home, clothes and shoes that she sells buy financing her customer’s purchases or allowing them to purchase them on layaway. She helps them finance their desires and their needs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Levandoski



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