A loan of $575 helped to buy merchandise such as elegant dresses and shoes.

Sugheis's story

Thirty-six-year-old Sugheis is a very enterprising woman who generates income for her family from two businesses. On the one hand, she sells various merchandise, such as women's dresses, sleepwear, perfumes, and cosmetics, which she delivers to each customer according to what she has ordered from her. She sells on credit and gets back her investment weekly, biweekly, or monthly depending on the agreement with her customer. Her other business is renting washing machines. Her customers are mainly housewives who cut down on their household workload by using these machines, which make their work more efficient. She started working as a merchant three years ago. As she wants to continually improve her businesses, her working capital is no longer sufficient, especially during times when her businesses' turnover increases, such as the end of the year. This is why she has sought out a Kiva loan through her first financing experience with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With it, she will buy merchandise, such as elegant dresses and shoes, to fill her customers' orders and make sure they are well dressed for Christmas and New Year's 2012.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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