A loan of $625 helped to buy wholesale fabric, a serging machine, and buttons to make clothes to sell.

Rocio's story

Rocío used her previous loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to buy buttons, zippers, lace, and other supplies. With these she made nice products which she sold and earned a little more. She is very grateful to the organization and says, “The loan came at the right time and was really useful. With it I was able to organize my business better. Thank you so much for this opportunity.”

Rocío has a dressmaking workshop where she makes clothes, mostly for women and children. She sells the clothes at her own stall to customers who pass by there, and she also makes clothes to measure. She receives cash and also lets her customers pay in installments.

She is currently requesting a loan from Kiva, which will be her second loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, with which she will buy fabric at wholesale, a serging machine, and buttons. These items will help her to reduce her production time, improve the quality of her goods, and be able to take special orders so that families can celebrate the upcoming holiday season dressed elegantly. Her success is down to her quick turnaround of orders, the quality of her work, her excellent sales location, and her constant hard work and enthusiasm.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geraldine Pugh

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