A loan of $600 helped to buy handbags, accessories and clothing to stock up her business.

Elsa Maria's story

Elsa, aged 52, lives in the El Socorro neighborhood in the city of Cartagena. She lives with her two children, aged 9 and 13, for whom she dreams of building a promising future. In this atmosphere of beach, breeze, and sea. Elsa has a business that she began 6 years ago. It is a miscellaneous business that sells household products, women's accessories, clothing, plastic items, perfumes, stationery and cosmetics. The business takes credit and cash from customers located around the neighborhood; among them are housewives, young people, employees and students.

Elsa has been linked to the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo for 2 years during which she has received 2 rounds of funding. With this, she has managed to increase her working capital and supply her business. Her goal is to achieve greater growth, which is why she is coming for a Kiva loan with which to buy handbags, accessories and clothing to supply her business and meet the requirements of her customers profitably. While working persistently to achieve her dreams, she continues to strive to achieve payment of accounts receivable in less than 30 days.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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