A loan of $850 helped to buy foodstuffs, vegetables and fruit.


Darlys's story

Darly, 30, has a store, and fish and oyster shop in the Los Olivos neighborhood in the southwest part of the city where she lives with her spouse and three children ranging in ages from 2 to 7 years. When she started her experience in business she did so in the town of Salgar located at the seashore in 2008 with a restaurant selling rice with seafood and fish soup. Her first customers there were beachgoers. Currently, she dreams with owning a large restaurant specializing in seafood and located in a space of her own.

Her greatest challenge is attaining sufficient working capital to reach this goal and this is why she strives daily to be able to reach it. Her Kiva loan is the first financing she gets from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo and she’ll use it to buy foodstuffs, vegetables and fruit to improve sales and also her income. While she strives to reach her goals, she manages the business with a profit margin of no less than 20% and 90% autonomy, financial indicators from which we can project potential growth and augur a successful investment.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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