A loan of $575 helped to buy spare parts for washing machines and also to buy parts for steam presses and fans, which are her next biggest-selling items.


Tatiana's story

Tatiana is 36 years old and lives in the city of Galapa with her two young children. She has a shop that repairs home applicances and sells spare parts. She has 12 years of experience in this business. She started the business with her former husband in order to generate income for the family. Her business offers repair services and also sells all types of spare parts for appliances to customers in Galapa.

She works every day from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. She purchases her products from large distributors in the city of Barranquilla, which is 20 minutes away from where she lives. Currently, her biggest-selling items are parts for washing machines, since the market is full of businesses who offer repair services and the owners of these businesses frequently need to perform preventive maintenance on these machines.

She is currently seeking her first loan through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will use the funds mainly to buy spare parts for washing machines and also to buy parts for steam presses and fans, which are her next biggest-selling items. With this loan she will have the opportunity to increase her sales even more, as her inventory of products will attract more and more clients, which is just what she needs in order to be successful.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert



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