A loan of $575 helped to buy computer accessories and women's clothing.


Maria De Los Milagros's story

Maria is 38 years old and lives in the city of San Jun Nepomuceno with her three children who range in ages from 15 to 21 years. She has a business there; offering internet and photocopy services, where she generates the income she needs to support her household. She combines these businesses perfectly with selling a line of ladies’ clothing. Her business was born though the initiative of a friend, who taught her about communication technology and who sold her previous business after becoming very ill. She used the money to buy and install computers and began offering this service after recovering her health.

She has her own personal daily sales goals that fit into her many desires to grow and increase her income. During her 10 years of selling fabrics, she was able to build a customer base that she now wants to reestablish by making her customers a tempting offer related to women’s clothing, by offering them credit so that they can make payments they can afford. Her greatest challenge is not having enough working capital to invest, so for this reason she approached Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, through which she will buy computer accessories and in style women’s clothing in quantity. This investment will allow her to increase her credit sales and little by little she will be able to grow her business and her achieve goals of prosperity, which include seeing her children become prestigious professionals. This will be the reason for the success of her Kiva loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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