A loan of $925 helped to buy pork and chicken, as well as merchandise such as talcum powder, deodorant, and beauty products.

Lucy's story

Lucy Estela B. lives in the Villa del Carmen neighborhood, in the town of Soledad, with her husband (who appears in the photo) and their three children, who are between the ages of 6 and 10. She earns a living by selling a variety of merchandise, including cosmetics and clothing. She also has another business selling pork and chicken by the pound, which brings in a good amount of money. Lucy is creative and entrepreneurial and started these businesses to help her husband support the family, which he used to do by himself before she became an independent worker. She started out with just a little money and offers her goods on credit, so she's turning to the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to ask for a Kiva loan. This is the first financing she's received from this organization, and is hoping to use it to expand her business. She will purchase talcum powder, deodorant, beauty products, pork, and chicken, and sell them this month. Her sales are always up in May because of Mother's Day, as families come together and buy Lucy's products as gifts for their mothers and buy meat in order to celebrate special meals on this wonderful day.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg

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