A loan of $725 helped to purchase a larger cooler, and to purchase grocery stock with cash, thus earning cash discounts as well as volume discounts.


Viviana Cenith's story

Viviana P., 29, lives in the town of Soledad, with her husband and 4 year-old son. She started her business, called "Tienda donde Raúl" many years ago when she saw the opportunity to run a store. Her husband lent her the money to rent it and to start selling groceries for the first time, since before that she had only sold cosmetics through specialized catalogs.

Through her management of the business, Viviana has been able to contribute to the household income that before came solely from her husband. Her dream is to buy her own house in order to establish a stable future for her son, who she dreams will become a successful professional.

Among her personal goals is to see her business become a well-stocked supermarket. She strives for this daily and is applying for her first loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to increase her working capital. She plans to purchase a larger cooler than she currently has, and wants to purchase grocery stock with cash, thus earning cash discounts as well as volume discounts.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Melbourne



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