A loan of $1,100 helped to buy sweaters and products for bedrooms.

Delvy Rosa's story

Delvy, age 42, lives in the Arjona municipality very close to the city of Cartagena de Indias. She sells varied merchandise like bedspreads, irons, pants, sweaters, and shirts, etc. She sells everything that her customers constantly ask for. She knows that pleasing them is part of her strategy to earn more money with her work. She sells for credit and for cash, adjusting to each season because she knows how to do this well.

The season for the carnival festivities in the city of Cartejena is approaching, and this also impacts Arjona. That is why her customers buy T-shirts, informal pants, and hats, etc. She is always ready to sell them what they need. Knowing this, she keeps her store stocked with this type of merchandise.

Now Christmas and the New Year are the closest season. Therefore, she needs a greater volume of products on hand. That is why she turns to a Kiva loan, her second loan with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will use the loan to buy sweaters and products for the bedroom. She says this about the loans, “Thank you very much for your help, and may you always continue to do this with a lot of people”.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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