A loan of $1,375 helped to buy five dispensers.

Andrea's story

Andrea, 56, works manufacturing disposable sanitary products and surgical gowns for clinics. She’s married and has three children whose ages range between 19 and 27 years. She decided to create her business three years ago. While studying business administration she was taught how to be on the lookout for business opportunities based on observed need.

This is how it happened that on an occasion when she was attending a conference she found the bathroom facilities in such a state that it was difficult to use them hygienically and she decided to start her project based on protecting women’s health in public restrooms. This was how the idea for toilet seat covers in surgical fabric was born which then led to gowns and hospital bed covers that are used in clinics and hospitals. Her goal is to become a massive distributor via coin-operated dispensers to new supermarkets, to air and ground transportation terminals and various other sites where the public congregates.

Her sales take place daily and are cash and her production and sales process lasts from 8am until 6pm. She’s applying for a Kiva loan to buy five dispensers to generate a higher sales volume in very busy public sites thus improving her income yet again. Her goal for later on is to cover the Caribbean coast and then extend throughout Colombia with her product whose sale is increasing bit by bit.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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