A loan of $600 helped to purchase raw materials for the preparation of his products, such as cracked corn, cinnamon, milk, bananas, oil and chorizo.


Donnys's story

Donnys is 49 years old. He lives with his partner and their three children who are from 3 to 7 years old in the town of Soledad, where he is dedicated to the production of food, a business with which he generates the main income for his home. Donnys, before he began his business, worked in the coal mines but his friend was killed and this situation impacted him so much that he abandoned the risky job that he performed. This is how he started his business selling peto (a drink based on cracked corn, cinnamon and milk), plaintains and chorizo. With his business, he has had a favorable change since he's built a customer base and has proven himself in the spot where he is located. His greatest disadvantage is his working capital which becomes insufficient to expand his market. His sales are cash sales and he manages little inventory because he buys from the neighborhood graneries on a daily basis and this does not allow him to give good discounts, by volume. His loan is the first loan that he's made with the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. With it, he will buy raw materials for the preparation of his products, such as cracked corn, cinnamon, milk, bananas, oil and chorizo to expand his sales and also buy chairs and table to achieve a more comfortable atmosphere for his customers. His dream is to adapt his home with better living conditions so every day he can continue contributing to the wellbeing of his children and partner.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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