A loan of $1,675 helped to buy a freezer.

Yadis's story

Housewives gather together in Yadis’ store. They share their own community dynamic and daily buy basic staple items in the amounts each can afford. Yadis, 32, is the mother of two children who are 9 and 15 years of age who works daily with their wellbeing in mind which is why she does so with much effort and dedication thus retaining her clientele.

She started a business selling snacks, food, soft-drinks and groceries two years ago understanding that she must work to generate income to benefit her home which up to then was completely her husband’s responsibility and sometimes there wasn’t enough generated from his business; he’s a merchant too.

With her store she’s succeeded in earning income to strengthen the family’s wellbeing and today her dream for prosperity lies in expanding the business offering everything the market requires and her customers’ request. Often, due to the fast turnover, she is unable to respond in a timely fashion to demand. In addition, she sells few meat items because she lacks an appropriate way to refrigerate them to be able to have them in her inventory.

This is the reason why she’s calling on a Kiva loan, the first financing she gets from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, to buy a freezer in order to keep meat, chicken and fish properly refrigerated. These are items she currently only sells in small quantities and wants to increase sales volume of them.

She thanks God for opening doors for her by means of this business and her medium-range goal is aimed at buying the house her business is located in to continue attaining wellbeing for her entire family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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