A loan of $575 helped to purchase products that are in high demand, such as cardboard, copper, and aluminum.


Cindy's story

Cindy, age 21, grew up viewing recycling as a very lucrative activity since her family was in that business. At age 19, she completed high school and continued on to university to try to become a computer systems analyst, and she hopes to finish her degree this year. She also sells scrap metal and other recyclables, which allows her to support herself. With her income, she has also been able to pay for her university studies. Her goal is to expand this business as she is currently facing one of the biggest challenges in her life, supporting her family, especially because when her mother suffers a relapse, Cindy is the one who needs to take over her business. She is currently requesting a loan in order to increase her chances of purchasing recyclables because her business requires that she have enough money to buy and sell immediately. This is why she now turns to Kiva for her first loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With this loan, she will purchase products that are in high demand, such as cardboard, copper, and aluminum. She expects this investment to be successful as she is responding to customer demand. From her experience in her family business, Cindy knows how to manage her business well.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details