A loan of $575 helped to buy a freezer at a good price and supplies in large volume.


Heroina's story

Heroína, 41, lives in the town of Malambo with her husband and 5 children, who range in age from 4 to 23. In her store, she sells food, supplies, and general household items to the neighboring families for their daily consumption. She started the business in her house 13 years ago in order to help her husband, who works as an independent plumber, support their household. While she was building her business, Heroína had to confront serious family issues and had to close the business and return to her town. For the past 5 years, she has been in Malambo, where she opened her store again.

Everyone in the family knows the tasks associated with the business. Therefore, when she must go to other homes to offer her services and generate more income, she can leave her children in charge of the store because they are qualified. Heroína is a hardworking person who is always involved in productive activities. Previously, she sold a variety of goods such as corn sweet drinks and pens.

To further establish her business, she is seeking a Kiva loan and coming to Fundación Mario Santo Domingo for her first financing . With this loan, she will buy a freezer at a good price and purchase supplies in higher volume than she normally does so that she can buy at substantial discounts and continue being competitive by taking advantage of market opportunities to support herself and make each day more successful.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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