A loan of $625 helped to buy essences, disinfectants, and veterinary products in large volume.

Daveiva Amparo's story

Daveiva, 46, is a hardworking woman who lives in Soledad with her three children who are from 11-19 years of age. She sells natural products and cleaning items for the home such as perfumes, essence, veterinary products, acids, poisons and disinfectants. Daveiva began her business on her own in 1995 prompted by her husband so that she would be able to support her family if he died , and this business was his legacy when he passed away in 2007. Her business has been possible thanks to the efforts she has made along with her sister-in-law and her oldest son, and she feels very happy because her discipline and work have allowed her to cover her family’s basic expenses.

Her goal for the future is to expand her business and to have more sales options, but her working capital isn’t enough for this end. So this is exactly the motivation she has to request a Kiva loan, her first financing with the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. She will use the money to buy essences, disinfectants and a large number of veterinary products so that she can receive volume discounts and purchase with cash in a quantity that will appeal to her suppliers to make her attractive offers.

Her greatest dream and challenge is for her children to have a quality education so that their futures will be successful in all they try to achieve. While Daveiva works to fulfill these dreams, she strives every day to strengthen her business: her sales rise every payday and fall in the rainy season, which has also become a big challenge.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio

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