A loan of $1,125 helped to buy electrical household appliances and various products to diversify her business.

Ernestina's story

Ernestina feels that ever since she has had the support of Kiva loans, her sales have increased and her business has become stronger. This is because the investment she made in clothing and shoes has allowed her to meet her customers’ orders.

This is the third Kiva loan of the seven loans given to Ernestina by the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She plans to use it to buy small household electrical appliances, as well as a select variety of items that have been ordered from her. She knows that this investment will help her to do well, as she has regular customers with very good payment habits.

Ernestina works very hard to ensure that her business progresses and her children continue to get ahead. An example of this is the professional qualification in economics that her daughter received from the city’s public university, which makes Ernestina very happy and proud. She is very thankful for the support given to her and the other traders through this program, which continues to strengthen businesses to meet goals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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