A loan of $600 helped to buy an industrial machine.

Linda's story

Linda, 19, is a young merchant who has worked selling products through specialized guides. She also helps her mother make industrial cleaning cloths that she herself sells and with which she generates additional income. Her main dream is to improve her living conditions through the growth of her business. As the mother of a one-year-old child she is responsible for turning him into a successful person, just as Linda dreams about.

She constantly makes the effort in her business and always is waiting for the market opportunities, with the goal of getting income. For this reason, little by little her clientele has increased and she needs to increase her working capital, get some money together so she can have more favorable purchasing terms with special discounts and wholesale. Currently she has to wait for her customers to pay her.

This is why she is coming for a Kiva loan, the first financing she has received from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With it she will buy an industrial machine with which she will increase her production of cleaning cloths and so have more profitability. In addition, she will invest in perfume orders and in cosmetics.

We are certain of the success of her Kiva loan because she is supported by her mother, who knows the industrial cleaning cloth market and is the one who is driving her. In addition, she buys her merchandise on the basis of requests from her most profitable customers, whom she looks after, so she needs to respond opportunely to meet their needs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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