A loan of $1,800 helped to purchase clothing, fashion jewelry, and home furnishings, as well as set up an area in her home for a workshop.


Ana's story

Ana is a very enterprising woman. She and her family earn a living from different businesses. On the one hand, she manufactures wooden furniture; on the other, she sells merchandise, such as women's apparel, fashion jewelry, and accessories. She has had 4 years of experience, during which time her entrepreneurial spirit and great commercial vision developed. Aside from being a retired school teacher, she has always like to be active in her businesses so that she can continue to offer her children support. She has two sellers who distribute her products to customers throughout the city of Barranquilla, and she accepts cash and credit payments. Ana is now turning to Fundación Mario Santo Domingo for a loan, and this will be her second Kiva loan. With her previous loan, she has been able to boost her business, and now she needs to help it grow, which is why she will invest in purchasing clothing, fashion jewelry, and home furnishings. She will use the rest of the money to fix up an area in her house where she will set up a workshop in the future, which is one of her biggest dreams and the reason why she works so hard.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian



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