A loan of $875 helped to buy bananas wholesale.


Yasney's story

Yasney, 30, lives with her spouse and 11-year-old daughter in the town of Soledad. There she has her business selling bananas, making the most of the experience of her husband's family, who sell bananas wholesale.

This was how she began making sales from store to store and neighbor to neighbor in 2010. Since it went well for her, she got excited and decided to work in this business full time. Today her business has grown because she has been able to concentrate on a lot of customers, between shopkeepers, retail distributors, and neighbor families. She and her husband want to focus their efforts on her business so that later on they can get a place for distributing the bananas, adding vegetables as well.

Currently her working capital has become her biggest challenge to realizing her dreams. This is exactly why she is coming for a Kiva loan, the first loan she has received from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will buy bananas wholesale because she has customers to whom she gives credit and she has to wait for her portfolio to recover before she can respond to new customers, who are the source of growth she is hoping for.

While she works to realize her goals, she manages a sales profitability of no less than 5%, suitable for this business, an economic indicator from which we [Fundación Mario Santo Domingo] project her business growth and predict her success with the Kiva loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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