A loan of $625 helped to buy a copy machine and various merchandise to restock her display cabinets.

Angélica's story

Angélica is 34 years old and lives in the town of Soledad. She has two children, ages 9 and 12. She sells miscellaneous merchandise from her house such as feminine and household accessories and telecommunications services such as cell phones, cell phone usage minutes, food products and printing services. She began this business because she didn’t have a formal job. She needed a lot of documentation to get a formal job and she wasn’t able to get the paperwork for a good job. With the responsibilty of two children and her rent for her house, she began her own business four years ago. Little by little it has been growing. She has bought two display cabinets, a computer and a printer. Each day it is challenging to serve her customers with the infrastructure that she currently possesses. She needs a second printer to keep up with her business, a copy machine to offer a new service and she needs have a variety of products in her display cabinets. This is her first application with KIVA through “The Mario Santo Domingo Foundation”. With this loan she will buy a copy machine and various merchandise to provide a variety of items in her display cabinets. This investment will be successful as it is in response to customer demand. She is making these purchases with the knowledge she has as a businessperson. Her dream for the future is to have an internet café with the infrastructure necessary to make her customers comfortable while they participate in these modern services.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Levandoski

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