A loan of $650 helped to buy varied merchandise.

Fanny's story

Fanny, 42, lives in the town of Soledad with her six year old son who is the motivator of the work dynamic that is her daily routine to make a successful future happen. Fanny owns a miscellany store where she sells varied merchandise like stationery supplies, accessories for women and for the home, clothes, shoes and cosmetics, among others. She’s also a retiree from a firm and decided two years ago to start her own business adventure to provide her son with greater wellbeing.

Her main market is people who live around her business and in other nearby neighborhoods who are gradually getting to know her. She sells to them for cash and has some customers located in downtown Barranquilla and in the town of Soledad that she offers credit to. Her greatest dream is to add a second floor to her house so she strives daily to find new customers to generate income that will make this possible.

Her greatest challenge is not having sufficient working capital to reach her goals immediately. This is the reason why she’s calling on her Kiva loan, the first financing from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to buy varied merchandise, perfume, candy, beauty products, clothes and shoes that she’ll buy downtown and other merchandise that are on sale in her catalogues she plans to impact the market with during the month when Mother’s Day is celebrated which is a season of high sales thus insuring that this investment will be successful and she will reach her objective.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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