A loan of $850 helped to buy accesories and replacement parts for computers to sell.

Milagros Del Carmen's story

Milagros started her business selling replacement parts and accesories for computers. Two years ago, she saw that with her trade, which is a maintenance and repair technician, there was an opportunity to offer her customers what they needed to repair their computers. Little by little, she has acquired experience in this and over time she has realized that this activity is more profitable. That is why she is asking for a Kiva loan to have capital available to buy the items to respond quickly to her customers' demands. Milagros buys from suppliers in the city of Bogotá on consignment. Once they get the money, they send the merchandise to her via airmail and she has to go pick it up at the airport in the city of Barranquilla. These replacement parts and accesories have already been ordered by her private customers and by locales in malls that specialize in selling computers. This activity has been a big help for her, since it has allowed her to finish her studies and pay for household expenses. This will be her second loan with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She is very gratefule for them because she has been able to capitalize her business and extend credit to her customers, something she was not able to do and that affected her sales. Milagros is 20 years old. She is in a common law marriage in the Las Nieves neighborhood with her permanent partner. Her biggest dream is to have her own locale where she can offer her technical services and sell accesories.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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