A loan of $1,050 helped to purchase footwear and dresses to fulfill customers' orders.


Ilva's story

Ilva is very satisfied with her Kiva loan, since from the city of Bucaramanga, characterized by the perfecting of the manufacture of cloth and leather products, she was sent clothing, footwear, and leather purses of inimitable quality, and she sold them in the city of Barranquilla to her usual customers who are familiar with her route and who have faith in the quality of her products. Her primary customers are derived from the middle-class neighborhoods very near the area where she lives with her family, to whom she offers retail products on credit and occasionally for cash. Currently she is applying for her seventh loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo and her second Kiva loan, with which she will buy footwear and dresses which have already been ordered, fulfilling orders which families have placed for the Christmas and year-end festivities. These families wish to receive 2012 in quite elegant fashion, and so they will, with the merchandise Ilva will sell them.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts



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