A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase clothing for women, shoes and bags.


Norayma's story

Norayma, 43 years old, has a business selling miscellaneous items in the center of the city where she lives with her husband and their three daughters who are ages 12 to 17 years old. When she started this commercial activity, she did it selling artificial flowers which were given to her by suppliers on consignment, i.e. she returned the flowers that did not sell. In this way she made her first customers and gradually she got to know more people who recommended her and she took orders like silver garments and articles for the home, among others. Her business was inspired by the need to generate income and bring together those produced by her husband, also a hard worker who works as a refrigerator technician. With that, the possibilities to generate wellbeing in her home increased and once she had the trust of her customers, she gradually bought window cases and equipment and increased her merchandise with which she has managed to establish her miscellaneous shop which is located in a strategic place. To achieve her career goals is very important to Norayma because she dreams of supporting her daughters in their goal of becoming successful professionals. Currently, she is planning to access CrediKiva, the first loan from Fundacion Mario Santo Domingo, with which she will buy women's clothing, shoes and bags as she is preparing for mother's day and it is in the month of May when her sales increase because all of her customers with family want to dress elegantly and give the best gifts to the woman who means to be the most tender and unconditional of life: mother.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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