A loan of $1,150 helped to buy hammocks, tote bags, comforters and lingerie.

Laddys's story

The main source of income in the region of San Jacinto in Bolívar Department is crafts, a traditional culture that’s passed down from generation to generation. Laddys is from this region and she’s not the exception to this for she sells backpacks and hammocks that she complements with other items that are usually used by local residents but even more so by tourists and merchants from other departments in the country.

In addition to selling these products, Laddys also helps to generate family income by making pastries that she also earns family income from. Her business started 12 years ago and is still going strong because her drive to produce has as its goal her home’s prosperity. She sells both for cash and on credit every day and her goal is to expand her range of customers but her greatest challenge is insufficient working capital to do so.

This is whys she’s calling on a Kiva loan, her first financing with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to buy lingerie, comforters, hammocks and backpacks to have a good assortment on hand for the approaching end-of-year festivities and to earn a bit more profit which is very pleasing for her.
e año que se aproximan y ganar un poco mas le resulta muy satisfactorio.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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