A loan of $1,675 helped to buy personal care products, hardware products, candies, natural products and baking supplies.


Sandra Milena's story

Sandra is very much aware of the opportunity that exists in "selling everything that the [average] shopkeeper doesn't sell". Among her stock, you can find small packets of personal care products which are very popular with her customers, baking products by weight and how her customers need them, and other general items. She has four employees who distribute products store to store and things have gone very well, especially because she used her previous Kiva loan to invest a lot more in these items and increased her sales volume. Sandra is now applying for a new Kiva loan which she will use to buy personal care products, hardware products, candies, natural products and baking supplies. She believes that she will invest successfully because she has good market knowledge. She pre-sells in order to guarantee her sales, adapts her purchases according to her customers' expectations and delivers her orders on time as she has the employees that she needs for her market segment. She says that, thanks to Kiva and support from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, she has managed to grow her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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