A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase a display cabinet and various types of merchandise to restock her business.

Lucia Pabla's story

Lucia lives in the city of BarranquilL. with her husband and two children, ages 20 and 16 respectively. There she has a business selling beauty products, clothing, and shoes of all brands. She started this business with the intention of helping her husband with the household expenses and generating some self-employment income while fulfilling her responsibilities as a wife and mother. In her business, Lucia extends credit to her customers with terms that are based according to income level. This explains why her business has gained wiD. acceptance. This Kiva loan is her second occurrence of financing through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She plans to buy a display cabinet and to restock with more merchandise. At the moment, everything is kept in boxes. She also plans to buy beauty products that her customers have ordered, so she wants to be able to fulfill their requests. Lucia’s greatest strengths are her experience and her ability to proviD. service, which are good indicators of a successful investment as evident by the many orders she has received from her existing customers.

Her greatest challenge is acquiring her own home, so she has already applied for the Construction Program of Sustainable Communities which is headed by Fundación Mario Santo Domingo in Villas D. San Pablo, located in the city of BarranquilL.. Lucia is excited about receiving a housing subsidy.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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