A loan of $300 helped to buy personal care products and other products that she sells a lot of in her drugstore.


Snith's story

Snith M. is 31 years old. She is a very cheerful and friendly young woman who owns a drugstore where she sells medicines and personal care products. Her main products are generic medicines which are what she started out selling eight years ago when she decided to buy the business from the then tenant when he decided he didn't want to continue in it. Her customers are neighbors and passersby.

In addition to being a businesswoman, Snith enjoys the recognition of her customers, neighbors and friends who provide good personal and family references. This is recognition that she has earned.

This Kiva loan is Snith's first loan through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will use it to buy personal care products and other products that she sells a lot of in her drugstore. Snith is very happy with her business because it is her family's main source of income and it is the work through which she is reaching her dream of seeing her two children, aged 11 and 5, enjoy better educational and work opportunities since they are what motivate her to get ahead in her search to provide them with all the opportunities she can.

Snith's biggest challenge right now is obtaining her own home and, for this reason, she is preparing to access the 'Dreams and Opportunities' program led by Fundación Mario Santo Domingo through which she will apply to achieve her goal. While she is developing her dreams, she takes care of her business which currently makes her profits of no less than 30%.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details