A loan of $650 helped to purchase raw materials and supplies to produce clothing, pants, shirts and dresses for ladies.


Victor Hugo's story

Victor, 48, has a small clothing shop in his home in the south west of the city. He started his business 12 years ago, when he became unemployed after working as a tailor, where he acquired knowledge of the art of preparing and assembling pieces of clothing. He decided to generate his own income independently. Victor's main product lines are dresses for ladies, menswear and children's shirts. His customers are diverse and include small commercial outlets that exhibit the designs that he produces. He also makes garments to measure, and his main clientele are ladies, who buy in cash and credit. In his shop, Victor carries out the entire production process from purchasing raw materials and supplies, design, preparation and finishing of pieces, to marketing the finished product, which is why his schedule starts at 8 am and he often works more than 8 hours per day. His goal for the future is to expand his workshop and be able to purchase his own home. Therefore, every day he prepares to gain more ground in the market, albeit with much effort. Victor is currently applying for his first loan with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, with which he will purchase raw materials and supplies to produce clothing, pants, shirts and dresses for ladies. Through the credikiva investment, he will be able to focus on bringing new designs and fashions to his products, which will impact his customers and make this investment a success because it will generate more opportunities to achieve a greater income and quality of life, which is precisely what Kiva aims to do.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig



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