A loan of $1,150 helped purchase condiments in bulk and packaging to market them.


Carmen Victoria's story

With her last “credikiva” [Kiva loan], Carmen bought primary materials for repacking condiments such as cinnamon bicarbonate, cloves, honey, and raisins. Now, Carmen is requesting a new Kiva loan to purchase these same products anew to re-pack them for retail, hoping to increase her working capital. Carmen's message to Kiva lenders is as follows: “Many thanks to Kiva and to the Fundacion Mari Santo Domingo for the financial help they have offered me. With these loans we aspire to better our level of life by augmenting business profits.”

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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